About the Club

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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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 49 Number 1 (Winter 1985)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 49 Number 1 (Winter 1985)Cover: Hugh Morton photographed a Common Raven in flight above Grandfather Mountain, N.C., where the species occurs regularly. The Ruffed Grouse drawing on page 14 is by John Henry Dick.

Table of Contents


Summer Bird Fauna of North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain. David S. Lee, Dan Audet and Bryant Tarr pp 1–14 (see correction on page 35)

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 15–16

General Field Notes

Two Records of the Franklin's Gull for North Carolina. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. and William C. Hunter pp 17–18

Horned Larks as Breeding Birds in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Philip J. Crutchfield pp 18–20

A Brown Thrasher with an Aberrant Culmen. William Post pp 20–21

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1984 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 22–27

Product Review

Presto Galaxy Squirrel Baffle Bird Feeders. p 28

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

CBC main page