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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 4 (Fall 2011)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 75 Number 4 (Fall 2011)Cover Hermit Thrush, March 2008, Transylvania County, NC Photograph by Todd Arcos

Table of Contents


Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) Nesting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. and Marilyn J. Westphal pp 137–146


2010 Annual Report of the South Carolina Bird Records Committee Donna Slyce, chair pp 147–148

General Field Notes

Second Nesting Record of Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) in North Carolina Zora L. Rhodes and Jerry L. Johnson pp 149–152

Briefs for the Files

Summer 2011 Josh Southern pp 153–161

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

December 1961 p 162


Index to Volume 75 pp 163–176

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