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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 45 Number 2 (Spring 1981)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 45 Number 2 (Spring 1981)Cover: Many birds use panting as a means of reducing body temperature. Gilbert S. Grant photographed panting Black Skimmers during his extensive studies of the birdlife of the Salton Sea in California.

Table of Contents


Status of the Cerulean Warbler in the Roanoke River Basin of North Carolina J. Merrill Lynch pp 29–35

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 36–38

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 39–40, 56

General Field Notes

Green Heron Fishing with Mayflies William J. Keenan III p 41

Specimen Record of a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck from Carteret County, N.C. David S. Lee pp 41–42

Status of the Mississippi Kite in North Carolina J. Merrill Lynch pp 42–44

Second Sight Record of Say's Phoebe in South Carolina John B. Andre pp 44–45

First Record of Vermilion Flycatcher in North Carolina Edmund LeGrand p 45

Unusual Behavior of a Barred Owl Ruth Ittner p 45

Specimen Record of a Smith's Longspur from Chatham County, N.C. E. Wayne Irvin and John Connors p 46

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1980 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 47–54

Book Reviews

Book Reviews pp 55–56

Back Matter

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