About the Club

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 79 Number 1 (Winter 2015)

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Cover of The Chat Volume 79 Number 1 (Winter 2015)Cover American Kestrel, 27 Jan 2015, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Jim Guyton.

Table of Contents


2014 Spring Bird Counts in South Carolina Steven J. Wagner pp 1–11

2014 Annual Report of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee Z. Taylor Piephoff, Chair pp 12–15

2014 Annual Report of the South Carolina Bird Records Committee Chris Hill, Chair pp 16–23


Critique of Early Reports of Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) from the Carolinas: 1737 to 1872 Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 24–32

Briefs for the Files

Fall 2014 Josh Southern pp 33–59

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

March 1965 pp 59–60

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