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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 2 (Spring 1984)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 48 Number 2 (Spring 1984)Cover: James F. Parnell photographed the Masked Booby that spent most of the summer of 1981 in a seabird colony at the mouth of the Cape Fear River near Fort Fisher, N.C.

Table of Contents


The Genus Sula in the Carolinas: An Overview of the Phenology and Distribution of Gannets and Boobies in the South Atlantic Bight. David S. Lee and J. Christopher Haney pp 29–45

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 46, 50

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 47, 64

General Field Notes

First South Carolina Specimen of the Philadelphia Vireo. Evelyn Dabbs p 48

First South Carolina Specimen of the Mourning Warbler. William Post and Samuel P. Rodgers Jr. pp 48–49

First South Carolina Record of the Lazuli Bunting. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 49–50

Clay-colored Sparrows in Fall in Mountains of North Carolina. Frederick H. Test p 50

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1983 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 51–63

Back Matter

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