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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 86 Number 4 (Fall 2022)

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Front Matter

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Cover of The Chat Volume 86 Number 4 (Fall 2022)Cover: Slaty-backed Gull in Horry County, SC. by Christopher E. Hill

Table of Contents

General Field Notes

First Record of Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus) for South Carolina Christopher E. Hill 89

Briefs for the Files

Summer 2022 Josh Southern 96

Fifty Years Ago in The Chat

September 1972 Steve Shultz 106

Back Matter

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