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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 44 Number 2 (Spring 1980)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 44 Number 2 (Spring 1980)Cover James F. Parnell photographed the Pine Siskin, which is a familiar winter visitor in the Carolinas. For a discussion of the status of this species in the mountains during the breeding season, see the article on Roan Mountain (p. 32–36).

Table of Contents


A Bunting in the Hand Samuel A. Tipton and Isabel H. Tipton p 31

Bird Finding on Roan Mountain, Mitchell County, N.C. Eloise F. Potter and Harry E. LeGrand Jr pp 32–36

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 37–38,58

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 39–40

General Field Notes

King Eider on Saluda River at Columbia, S.C. Harry R. Lindsey p 41

First South Carolina Sight Record of the Lesser Black-backed Gull. Dennis M. Forsythe p 42

Owl Census at Columbia, S.C. Brian Elliot Cassie pp 42–43

Audubon's Warbler: Second North Carolina Record. Michael P. Schultz pp 43–44

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1979 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 45–53


Book Reviews pp 53–58

Back Matter

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