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Mission Statement

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 3 (Summer 1984)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 48 Number 3 (Summer 1984)Cover: Mark A. Shields and James F. Parnell report on nesting attempts by Sooty Terns near Wilmington, N.C. (pages 73-74). A bird Dr. Parnell photographed in flight appears on our front cover.

Table of Contents


Population Decline of Black Vultures in North Carolina Paul A. Stewart pp 65–68

Book Reviews

Birds of Roan Mountain and Vicinity, Suburban Wildlife p 68

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 69, 70, 75

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 71, 72, 84

General Field Notes

Occurrence and Nesting of the Sooty Tern in North Carolina on the Lower Cape Fear River. Mark A. Shields and James F. Parnell pp 73–74

Red-bellied Woodpecker Predation on Nestling Nuthatches. Michael L. Dunn pp 74–75

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1983, Winter 1983–1984 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 76–84

Back Matter

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Past Issues of The Chat

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