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Mission Statement

The Carolina Bird Club is a non-profit organization that represents and supports the birding community in the Carolinas through its website, publications, meetings, workshops, trips, and partnerships, whose mission is

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The Carolina Bird Club, Inc., is a non-profit educational and scientific association open to anyone interested in the study and conservation of wildlife, particularly birds.

The Club meets each winter, spring, and fall at different locations in the Carolinas. Meeting sites are selected to give participants an opportunity to see many different kinds of birds. Guided field trips and informative programs are combined for an exciting weekend of meeting with people who share an enthusiasm and concern for birds.

The Club offers research grants in avian biology for undergraduate and graduate students, and scholarships for young birders.

The Club publishes two print publications (now also available online). The Chat is a quarterly ornithological journal that contains scientific articles, reports of bird records committees and bird counts, and general field notes on bird sightings. CBC Newsletter is published bimonthly and includes birding articles and information about meetings, field trips, and Club news.

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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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The Chat Volume 62 Number 1 (Winter 1998)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 62 Number 1 (Winter 1998)Cover: Cedar Waxwing feather Jimmy Wood

Table of Contents


Variation and Sexual Dimorphism of the Size of Northern Mockingbirds' White Wing Patches Michael J. Justice and Teresa C. Justice pp 1-11

1997 Spring Bird Count Peggy B. Ferebee and H. T. Hendrickson pp 12-31

General Field Notes

First Record of Black Guillemot in North Carolina J. Mark Galizio, John Hardwick, and James F. Parnell pp 32-33

Mobbing of South Polar Skua by Cory's Shearwaters Off the North Carolina Coast Edward S. Brinkley pp 33-37

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Observed in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. The First Sight Record for South Carolina Robin M. Carter and Caroline M. Eastman pp 38-40

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1997 Ricky Davis pp 41-47

Back Matter

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