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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 73 Number 4 (Fall 2009)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 73 Number 4 (Fall 2009)Cover Clapper Rail, 21 May 2009, Huntington Beach State Park, SC. Photo by Jerry Kerschner.

Table of Contents


Age- and Sex-Biased Distribution of Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) in the North Carolina Coastal Plain David S. Lee pp 133–138

Distribution of King and Clapper Rails in Managed Impoundments and Tidal Marshes of South Carolina Sean P. McGregor, Sara H. Schweitzer, William E. Mills, and Ernie P. Wiggers pp 139–148

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

December 1959 p 139

General Field Notes

A Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) in Forsyth County: First Record for North Carolina Marbry Hopkins, John Haire, David Disher and Susan Disher pp 149–153

Briefs for the Files

Summer 2009 Josh Southern pp 154–165

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Philip Crutchfield Hal Broadfoot pp 166–167


Index to Volume 73 pp 168–180

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