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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 3 (Summer 1983)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 47 Number 3 (Summer 1983)Cover: Photographer John Trott caught three male Mallards in flight. These ducks were among the numerous shorebirds and waterfowl that prompted Eleanor S. Carnell, a Wilmington artist and homemaker, to study the winter birdlife of a tidal estuary near her home.

(This issue is incorrectly designated as the Fall 1983 issue instead of the Summer 1983 issue.)

Table of Contents


Winter Birds of a Small Tidal Estuary in Southeastern North Carolina Eleanor S. Carnell pp 57–62

Six for the New Year Jack W. Greene pp 63–65

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 66–67

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 68–70, 75

General Field Notes

Bar-tailed Godwit Found at Portsmouth Island, N.C. John O. Fussell III pp 71–72

Savannah Sparrows on Territory in Alleghany County, N.C. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 72–73

Additional Information on a Historical Breeding Record of the Lark Sparrow in North Carolina Douglas B. McNair pp 73–75

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1982–Winter 1983 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 76–83

Book Review

Finding Birds in the National Capital Area: A Smithsonian Nature Guide. pp 83–84

Back Matter

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