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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 72 Number 3 (Summer 2008)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 72 Number 3 (Summer 2008)Cover Dickcissel, 12 May 2008, Mid-Pines Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. See page 116. Photo by John Ennis.

Table of Contents


2007 Annual Report of the South Carolina Bird Records Committee Donna Slyce, Chair pp 69–70

2008 Spring Migration Counts in North Carolina Marilyn Westphal pp 71–94

General Field Notes

Possible case of weather-mediated mortality of Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva pallida) wintering in South Carolina Gary R. Graves pp 95–98

Cerulean Warbler Fledglings Observed in North Carolina Charlotte Goedsche pp 99–101

First North Carolina Record of Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) Richard J. Davis and Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 102–103

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

September 1958 p 104

Briefs for the Files

Spring 2008 Ricky Davis pp 105–116

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