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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 49 Number 3 (Summer 1985)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 49 Number 3 (Summer 1985)Cover: A Piping Plover incubates four eggs laid in a shell-lined scrape in the sand at Cape Hatteras, N.C. (Photo by James F. Parnell)

Table of Contents


Breeding Habits, Nestling Development, and Vocalizations in the Summer Tanager. Eloise F. Potter pp 57–65

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink p 66

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 67–68

General Field Notes

Piping Plovers Nesting at Cape Hatteras, N.C. W. Walker Golder pp 69–70

First Buteo jamaicensis kriderii Collected in South Carolina. William Post and Roxie C. Laybourne p 71

Probable Rufous Hummingbird in Inland South Carolina. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 71–72

Cavity Tree Killed by Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. Jerome A. Jackson pp 72–75

Status of Three Colonies of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, Anson County, N.C. Douglas B. McNair pp 75–78

Heterospecific Vocal Mimicry by Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. Douglas B. McNair pp 78–80

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1984, Winter 1984–1985 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 81–84

Back Matter

Newspaper Gleanings p 84

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