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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 4 (Fall 1983)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 47 Number 4 (Fall 1983)Cover: Fall migration brings many thousands of waterfowl to national wildlife refuges in the Carolinas. These birds include numerous young of the year such as the male American Wigeon photographed by John Trott.

Table of Contents


Fall Migration of Land Birds at Fort Fisher, New Hanover County, N.C. Richard J. Davis and James F. Parnell pp 85–95

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 96–97

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 98–99

General Field Notes

An Additional Red-billed Tropicbird Sighted in North Carolina Offshore Waters Richard J. Davis and Allen Bryan pp 100–101

Expansion of White Ibis Nesting in North Carolina Mark A. Shields and James F Parnell pp 101–103

Ingestion of Grit by Wood Warblers Eloise F. Potter pp 103–104

Briefs for the Files

Spring–Summer 1983 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 104–113

Book Review

Seabirds—An Identification Guide pp 113–114


Index to Volume 47 (1983) pp 115–120

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

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