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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 48 Number 1 (Winter 1984)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 48 Number 1 (Winter 1984)Cover: A Common Snipe dines by twilight at the edge of a lake. (Photo by Fred L. Johns)

Table of Contents


Breeding Status of the Grasshopper Sparrow in the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas, with Notes on Behavior. Douglas B. McNair pp 1–4

Status of the House Finch in South Carolina, Including Discovery of Two Nests in Clemson. Paul B. Hamel and Steven J. Wagner pp 5–7

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 8–10

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 11–12, 26, 28

General Field Notes

Green-backed Heron Spends Two Consecutive Winters on Pond in Northwestern South Carolina. Alan Avakian pp 13–14

A 1977 Record of a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck from Lee County, S.C., Comes to Light. Elwood M Martin p 14

Barnacle Goose in South Carolina. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. p 15

Observations on the Singing of a Chuck-will's-widow. Pete Laurie pp 15–16

First South Carolina Specimen of the Black-throated Gray Warbler. Frederick H. Horlbeck, Eleanor Horlbeck, and William Post p 16

Cedar Waxwing Breeds in South Carolina. Douglas B. McNair and Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr. p 17

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1983 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 18–26

Book Reviews

Birds p 4

The Country Journal Book of Birding and Bird Attraction pp 27–28

Back Matter

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