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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 82 Number 3 (Summer 2018)

Front Matter

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Cover of The Chat Volume 82 Number 3 (Summer 2018)Cover Black-billed Cuckoo, 20 May 2018, Rockingham County, NC Photo by Martin Wall

Table of Contents

Committee Reports

2017 Annual Report of the South Carolina Bird Records Committee Aaron Given, et. al pp 75–81 (members only) Access to most sections of The Chat issues from the two most recent calendar years is restricted to CBC members. If you are a member you can login to get access to restricted content.

General Field Notes

Black Swan Breeds at Wallace, Marlboro County, SC Douglas B. McNair pp 82–83 (members only) Access to most sections of The Chat issues from the two most recent calendar years is restricted to CBC members. If you are a member you can login to get access to restricted content.

Briefs for the Files

Spring 2018 Josh Southern pp 84–94 (members only) Access to most sections of The Chat issues from the two most recent calendar years is restricted to CBC members. If you are a member you can login to get access to restricted content.

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