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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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The Chat Volume 50 Number 1 (Winter 1986)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 50 Number 1 (Winter 1986)Cover: Chat begins its 50th year of publication with an issue dedicated to the memory of H.H. and C.S. Brimley, both of whom served as president of the club during its first decade. (Photos courtesy of N.C. State Museum of Natural History)

Table of Contents


H.H. and C.S. Brimley: Brother Naturalists. Eloise F. Potter pp 1–9

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 10–11

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 12–13

General Field Notes

First Piedmont Record for Red Phalarope in South Carolina. Charlie W. Wooten pp 14–15

The Number of Fault Bars in the Feathers of Red-tailed Hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks, Broad-winged Hawks, and Barred Owls. Elizabeth J. Hawfield pp 15–18

Range Extension of the Brown-headed Nuthatch in Western North Carolina. Gail T. Whitehurst p 19

Northern Flicker Nesting on the Ground. Steven J. Wagner and Stanlee M. Miller pp 20–22

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1985 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 22–27, 11

Book Reviews

Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers; The Wildlife Gardener p 28

Back Matter

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