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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 46 Number 2 (Spring 1982)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 46 Number 2 (Spring 1982)Cover: A Brown Pelican was photographed by David S. Lee as it was about to land on a piling. John Henry Dick drew a pelican (page 47) in almost the same position, particularly in regard to the feet and tail. Once more a photo documents the keen eye of the artist.

Table of Contents


Third Annual Breeding Bird Foray: Hoke County, N.C. Mary Kay Clark and Eloise F. Potter pp 29–37

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 38–40, 56

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 41–42

General Field Notes

Brown Pelican on Inland Freshwater Impoundment Philip J. Crutchfield p 43

A Nanday Conure in Coastal North Carolina E. Wayne Irvin pp 43–44

Flying Squirrel Found Dead at Red-cockaded Woodpecker Cavity J.H. Carter III pp 44–45

Mortality Rates in Nestling Purple Martins Joshua A. Lee pp 45–46

Briefs for the Files

Summer–Fall 1981 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 47–55

Book Reviews

Book Review p 56

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

CBC main page