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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 68 Number 1 (Winter 2004)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 68 Number 1 (Winter 2004)Cover Black-headed Grosbeak Will Cook

Table of Contents


2003 Annual Report of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee Harry LeGrand, Chair pp 1-5

2003 Annual Report of the South Carolina Bird Records Committee Donna Slyce, Chair pp 6-8

The South Carolina Bird List South Carolina Bird Records Committee pp 9-18

2002 Spring Bird Count Peggy Ferebee pp 19-36

General Field Notes

A Probable Case of Facultative Polygyny in the Barn Owl William Post, John A. Herbert, Felicia Sanders, and Mark Spinks pp 37-39

First South Carolina Specimens of the Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) William Post pp 39-42

A 1971 Limpkin Record from the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, SC Patricia Enos Metz and Dennis M. Forsythe pp 42-43

Corrigendum p 43

Briefs for the Files

Fall 2003 Ricky Davis pp 44-60

Back Matter

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