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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 4 (Fall 1981)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 45 Number 4 (Fall 1981)Cover: Bill E. Duyck found and photographed the second Tree Swallow nest known for North Carolina. In Buncombe County the birds nested at or near the southern limit of breeding for the eastern United States (see page 98).

Table of Contents


Autumn Hawk Migrations at Fort Johnson, Charleston, S.C. Pete Laurie, John W. McCord, and Nan C. Jenkins pp 85–90

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 91–92

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 93–95, 103

General Field Notes

Behavior of American Woodcock and Other Birds in Coastal North Carolina During the Blizzard of 1980 H. Lee Stribling pp 96–97

Female Wood Duck Apparently Killed by Black Snake Paul A. Stewart p 97

First South Carolina Specimen of the Black-legged Kittiwake Pris Knight and Jean Pfaff p 98

Range Expansion of Nesting Tree Swallows Bill E. Duyck pp 98–100

Rough-winged Swallow Nesting in Coastal North Carolina Steven P. and Mary Kay Clark Platania pp 100–102

Cliff Swallows Nesting on Fontana Dam, N.C. Jim McConnell p 102

Distraction Display of Chestnut-sided Warbler Jim McConnell p 103

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1981 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 104–110

Book Reviews

Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies p 111

Birds of Southern California p 112

Audubon Society Handbook for Birders p 113


Index to Volume 45 (1981) pp 114–119

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

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