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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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The Chat Volume 71 Number 3 (Summer 2007)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 71 Number 3 (Summer 2007)Cover Snowy Plover Sidney Maddock

Table of Contents


Sex-Related Differences in Capture Number of American Kestrels During Non-Breeding Season in Upstate of South Carolina May Be Influenced By Habitat Samuel H. deMent, Reed S. deMent, and Kenneth S. Latimer pp 53–58


Spring 2007 North American Migration Count in South Carolina Jason Giovannone pp 59–76

General Field Notes

A Varied Thrush in Orange County: First Record for North Carolina Ginger Travis pp 78–80

First Documented Record of Snowy Plover for North Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 80–81

Briefs for the Files

Spring 2007 Ricky Davis pp 83–95

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

September 1957 p 96


Common Nighthawk Jeff Lewis p 77

Gray Catbird Ellen Sutliff p 82

Back Matter

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