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

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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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 46 Number 1 (Winter 1982)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 46 Number 1 (Winter 1982)Cover: David Lee photographed a familiar winter scene in coastal Carolina—Double-crested Cormorants silhouetted against shimmering water.

Table of Contents


Lark Sparrows Breed in Richmond County, N.C. Douglas Branch McNair pp 1–8

Probable Brewster's Warbler X Golden-winged Warbler Mating in North Carolina Michael Tove pp 9–12

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 13–14

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 15–17

General Field Notes

Bill-vibrating Feeding Behavior in the Snowy Egret Eloise F. Potter p 18

A Bird List for Caldwell County, N.C., in Late May John Sneeden pp 18–19

A Winter Bird Survey of Graham County, N.C. Jim McConnell pp 19–20

Briefs for the Files

Spring–Fall 1981 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 21–25

Photo Quiz

Photo Quiz pp 26, 28

Book Reviews

Book Reviews pp 27–28

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

CBC main page