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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 4 (Fall 1982)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 46 Number 4 (Fall 1982)Cover: John O. Fussell III photographed a Masked Duck discovered by Ann and Derb Carter at Lake Ellis in Craven County, N.C. This is the first published record of the species for the Carolinas (see page 112). Note the two dark facial stripes and the bird's big-headed appearance.

Table of Contents


Breeding Birds of Hall Swamp Pocosin, Martin County, N.C. J. Merrill Lynch pp 93–105

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 106–108

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 109–111

General Field Notes

First North Carolina Record of the Masked Duck Derb S. Carter Jr. and Ann Darby Carter pp 112–113

First Nesting of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in South Carolina Rudy Mancke pp 113–114

Low-elevation Record of Winter Wren During Breeding Season in Graham County, N.C. Owen L. McConnell pp 114–115

Book Reviews

Book Review p 115

Briefs for the Files

Spring–Summer 1982 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 116–122, 108


Index to Volume 46 (1982) pp 123–128

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

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