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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.

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The Chat Volume 49 Number 2 (Spring 1985)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 49 Number 2 (Spring 1985)Cover: Three Pomarine Jaegers caused quite a bit of excitement when they spent several days at a lake near Greensboro, N.C., in July 1984. They were photographed by H.T. Hendrickson and Donald F. Allen, who provide details of the occurrence in a field note beginning on page 41.

Table of Contents


Breeding-season Records of the Henslow's Sparrow in the North Carolina Coastal Plain. J. Merrill Lynch and Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 29–35

Corrections p 35

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 36–38, 48

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 39–40

General Field Notes

First Inland Record of Pomarine Jaeger from the Carolinas. H.T. Hendrickson and Donald F. Allen pp 41–42

First South Carolina Specimen of the Iceland Gull. William Post and Carroll G. Belser pp 42–44

A Record of Thayer's Gull from Hatteras Inlet, Dare County, N.C. Michael H Tove pp 44–46

First Spring Record of Western Kingbird from South Carolina Piedmont. Bill Hilton Jr. pp 46–47

The Breeding Status of the Blue-winged Warbler in South Carolina. Douglas B. McNair pp 47–48

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1984 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 49–53, 40

Book Reviews

The Kingfisher; Birds of North America; Field Guide to the Birds of North America; The Peacocks of Boboquivari pp 54–56

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