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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 74 Number 2 (Spring 2010)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 74 Number 2 (Spring 2010)Cover Marbled Godwit, 27 Feb 2010, Edisto Beach, SC. Photograph by Steve Kilpatrick

Table of Contents

Reports

2009 Annual Report of the South Carolina Bird Records Committee Donna Slyce, Chair pp 33–34

General Field Notes

First Record of Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) for North Carolina James C. Helms and Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 35–37

First Record of Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis) for North Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. and Richard E. (Dick) Barmore pp 38–39

First Specimen of Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) for South Carolina Christopher E. Hill, Tom Marshall, Wendy B. Allen pp 40–43

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris): First South Carolina Banding and Photographic Record Bill Hilton Jr. pp 44–47

Briefs for the Files

Winter 2009–2010 Josh Southern pp 48–67

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

June 1960 p 68

Back Matter

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