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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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The Chat Volume 63 Number 4 (Fall 1999)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 63 Number 4 (Fall 1999)Cover: Three Raptors - Osprey, Golden Eagle and Bald Eagle D. D. Tyler

Table of Contents


Abundance and Distribution of Wintering Piping Plovers on the Coast of South Carolina: Findings from the 1997, 1998, and 1999 Mid-Winter Censuses Sarah L. Dodd, Mark D. Spinks, and Philip M. Wilkinson pp 155-166

Fall 1998 North American Migration Count in South Carolina Robin M. Carter pp 167-178

General Field Notes

Bobolinks Nest in Haywood County, NC Norma and Bill Siebenheller pp 179-180

Sandhill Crane in Transylvania County, NC Norma and Bill Siebenheller p 181

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1999 Ricky Davis pp 182-191

Guidelines for Contributors of Photographs, Artwork and Illustrationspp 192-193


Index to Volume 63

Back Matter

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