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

Join us — Join, Renew, Donate

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.

The Club provides this website to all for free.

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.

Join, Renew, or Donate now!

Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 44 Number 3 (Summer 1980)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 44 Number 3 (Summer 1980)Cover Fred Weisbecker photographed a White Pelican that lingered at Statesville, N.C., for about a month in the fall of 1979. (See Briefs for the Files for details on this and other White Pelican sightings in the Carolinas.) Mr. Weisbecker is a Wildlife Protection Officer.

Table of Contents


Supplement to the 1978 Checklist of North Carolina Birds David S. Lee, Committee Chairman pp 59–61

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 62–63

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 64–66


Use of Bluebird Nest Boxes in Coastal South Carolina Willie H. Tomlinson, Jr. and Frederick L. Haines III pp 70–75

General Field Notes

Swainson's Hawk in North Carolina Geraldine Cox and Elizabeth Ball p 76

A Probable Winter Record of Swainson's Hawk from Tyrrell County, N.C., with Comments on a Fall 1965 Sighting from the Outer Banks Eloise F. Potter and Paul W. Sykes Jr pp 76–78

Lesser Black-backed and Glaucous Gulls at Huntington Beach State Park, S.C. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 78–79

Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the Carolinas Bob Lewis pp 79–81

Immature Lesser Black-backed Gull in Carteret County, N.C. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. and Michael Tove pp 82–83

Alder Flycatcher Colony in Watauga County, N.C. Tom Haggerty p 83

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1979–Winter 1980 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 83–87,66–69

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Return to Past Issues of The Chat

Return to The Chat main page

Return to CBC main page