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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 4 (Fall 2008)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 72 Number 4 (Fall 2008)Cover Canada Warbler, 1 June 2008, Grandfather Mountain. Photo by Jeff Lewis

Table of Contents


2008 Spring Bird Counts in South Carolina Jason Giovannone pp 117–125

General Field Notes

Range Expansion of Hermit (Catharus guttatus) and Swainson's Thrushes (Catharus ustulatus) in the Southern Appalachians Marilyn J. Westphal, Marcus B. Simpson, Nora Murdock, and Andrew Laughlin pp 126–132

Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii) Documented in Carteret County, North Carolina John Fussell and John Voigt pp 133–135

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

December 1958 p 136


Yellow-billed Cuckoo Jeff Lewis p 137

Briefs for the Files

Summer 2008 Ricky Davis pp 138–143


Index to Volume 72 pp 144–156

Back Matter

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