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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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The Chat Volume 45 Number 1 (Winter 1981)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 45 Number 1 (Winter 1981)Cover: In January 1980 a Black-tailed Godwit brought birders from all over the country to Bodie Island, N.C., in search of the rare wanderer from Eurasia. Michael Tove prepared the cover drawing of this bird and, along with David Hughes, wrote a field note about the occurrence.

Table of Contents


Spring Bird Count—1980 John O. Fussell III pp 1–6

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 7–10, 17–18

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 11–12, 28

General Field Notes

First Record of Black-tailed Godwit from North Carolina Michael Tove and David Hughes pp 13–14

Effects of Cool Weather on Nestling Behavior and Development in the Yellow-billed Cuckoo Eloise F. Potter pp 15–16

Winter Records of the Grasshopper Sparrow in the North Carolina Sandhills J. H. Carter III and Marion Jones pp 16–17

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1980 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 19–24

Book Reviews

Book Reviews pp 25–28

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

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