About the Club

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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 63 Number 1 (Winter 1999)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 63 Number 1 (Winter 1999)Cover: Screaming Eagle Robert W. Buchanon, DMD

Table of Contents


Fall 1997 North American Migration Count in South Carolina Robin M. Carter pp 1-15

1998 Spring Bird Count Peggy B. Ferebee and H. T. Hendrickson pp 16-29

General Field Notes

First Specimen Record of the Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva pelodoma in Eastern North America Douglas B. McNair and William Post pp 30-32

Second Winter Record of Ruby-throated Hummingbird in South Carolina Bob and Martha Sargent pp 33-34

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1998 Ricky Davis pp 35-42

Book Review

A Birder's Guide to the Bahamas (including Turks and Caicos) pp 43-44

Back Matter

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