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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 4 (Fall 1984)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 48 Number 4 (Fall 1984)Cover: Jerry Young documented the first active Alder Flycatcher nest found in North Carolina with photographs of the sitting bird and of the nest with eggs. For further details, see his field note on page 93. (Cover photo © Jerry Young)

Table of Contents


Second Supplement to the 1978 Checklist of North Carolina Birds. David S. Lee, Chairman, North Carolina Records Committee pp 85–88

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 89–90

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink p 91

General Field Notes

Osprey and Cliff Swallows Found Breeding in Guilford County, N.C. H.T. Hendrickson pp 92–93

First Active Nest of Alder Flycatcher in North Carolina. Jerry Young p 93

Second Record of Mew Gull in North Carolina. Robert H Lewis pp 94–95

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1984 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 96–102


Index to Volume 48 pp 103–108

Back Matter

New General Field Notes Editor p 95

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

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