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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 47 Number 1 (Winter 1983)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 47 Number 1 (Winter 1983)Cover: For full details about the Groove-billed Ani photographed by David Goeke at Savannah N.W.R. in October 1979, see the General Field Notes.

Table of Contents


Tropicbirds in the Carolinas: Status and Period of Occurrence of Two Tropical Pelagic Species David S. Lee and E. Wayne Irvin pp 1–13

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 14–16

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 17–18,13,16

General Field Notes

Hooded Merganser Nesting in Wood Duck Boxes in Wake County, N.C. Sarah S. Robinson pp 19–22

Second South Carolina Record of the Smooth-billed Ani John H. Dick p 23

Groove billed Ani at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, S.C. Pat Young pp 23–25

Audubon-Myrtle Warbler Specimen from North Carolina Gilbert S. Grant and Alvin L. Braswell pp 25–26

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1982 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 26–32

Back Matter

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