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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 4 (Fall 1985)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 49 Number 4 (Fall 1985)Cover: W. David Chamberlain photographed an immature male Oldsquaw still in first-winter plumage at Sullivan's Island, S.C., on the late date of 18 May 1984.

Table of Contents


Breeding-season Records of Boreal Birds in Western North Carolina with Additional Information on Species Summering on Grandfather Mountain. David S. Lee pp 85–94

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 95–97

General Field Notes

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Found Dead in Cavity Entrance. John Emmett Cely p 98

Atypical Nest Site for a Prothonotary Warbler. David S. Lee and Mary K. Clark pp 98–99

Spring Record of Clay-colored Sparrow for North Carolina. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. and J. Merrill Lynch pp 99–100

Second Breeding Locality of Dark-eyed Junco in South Carolina. Douglas B. McNair pp 100–101

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1985 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 101–105


Common Bird Songs; Songs of Eastern Birds; Songs of Western Birds p 105

Book Reviews

Bird Behavior p 106

Birds of the Nashville Area p 106


Index to Volume 49 pp 107–112

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

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