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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 75 Number 3 (Summer 2011)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 75 Number 3 (Summer 2011)Cover Black Skimmer Photograph by Felicia Sanders

Table of Contents


Recoveries of Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger) Banded in South Carolina Katie C. Snipes and Felicia J. Sanders pp 81–87


2011 Spring Migration Counts in North Carolina Marilyn Westphal pp 88–116

General Field Notes

Summer records and first breeding of Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee Richard L. Knight pp 117–119

First Photographic Record of Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) for North Carolina Greg Massey and Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 120–121

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

September 1961 p 122

Briefs for the Files

Spring 2011 Josh Southern pp 123–136

Back Matter

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