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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 46 Number 3 (Summer 1982)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 46 Number 3 (Summer 1982)Cover: A Laughing Gull in breeding plumage was captured in flight by the lens of John Trott. Pfeiffer College at Misenheimer, N.C., is honoring this distinguished alumnus with a showing of his nature photography that will last through 15 October. John is Resident Naturalist at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia.

Table of Contents


Report on Six Recent Sightings of the Iceland Gull in North Carolina with Comments on Problems of Field Identification John O. Fussell III, Michael J. Tove, and Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 57–71

New A.O.U. Check-list in Press Eloise F. Potter pp 72–73

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 74–75, 86

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 76–77, 86

General Field Notes

Recent Evidence of Sharp-shinned Hawks Breeding in North Carolina Kenneth D. Meyer and Helmut C. Mueller pp 78–80

Sighting of a Swainson's Hawk in North Carolina Don D. Tarbet and Kay Coburn pp 80–81

Screech Owl Nest in a Box on the Ground Sherrill M. Clemmer and Jerome A. Jackson pp 81–82

First North Carolina Record of a Wheatear Stephen Murphy pp 82–83

Confirmation of Breeding Red Crossbills in the Mountains of North Carolina with Notes on Nesting Behavior Tom Haggerty pp 83–86

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1981–1982 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 87–92

Back Matter

Corrections p 71

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