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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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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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The Chat Volume 76 Number 1 (Winter 2012)

Front Matter

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Cover of The Chat Volume 76 Number 1 (Winter 2012)Cover Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 24 Sept 2011, Bodie Island, NC. Photograph by Jeff Lewis

Table of Contents


2011 Annual Report of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee Michael Tove, Chair pp 1–6

2011 Annual Report of the South Carolina Bird Records Committee Irvin Pitts, Chair pp 7–10

2011 Fall Bird Counts in South Carolina Lois Stacey pp 11–15

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

March 1962 p 15

General Field Notes

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Nest in the Santee Delta-Winyah Bay Area of South Carolina Jamie Dozier pp 16–18

Briefs for the Files

Fall 2011 Josh Southern pp 19–38

Book Review

Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America p 39

Back Matter

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