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 70 Number 1 (Winter 2006)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 70 Number 1 (Winter 2006)Cover American Bittern Wayne Forsythe

Table of Contents


Overlooked Historic Reports of the Trumpeter Swan In North Carolina David S. Lee pp 1– 7


2005 Annual Report of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee Harry E. LeGrand, Jr., Chair pp 8–13

General Field Notes

Second Record of a Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) for North Carolina Susan M. Campbell and John A. Gerwin pp 14–17

First Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) Banded in North Carolina Susan M. Campbell pp 17–18

Briefs for the Files

Fall 2005 Ricky Davis pp 19–36

Back Matter

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