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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 50 Number 4 (Fall 1986)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 50 Number 4 (Fall 1986)Cover: W. David Chamberlain photographed a Northern Fulmar on the beach at Buxton, N.C., 4 November 1985. The inset at right shows the large nostril tubes on the upper bill.

Table of Contents


Breeding Birds of Battery Island, N.C.: An Update. Mark A. Shields and Robin D. Bjork pp 101–104

Arthur T. Wayne. W. David Chamberlain pp 105–110

Charlotte Hilton Green. Eloise F. Potter pp 111–116

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 117, 110

General Field Notes

Second Record of the Cape Petrel in the Western North Atlantic. David S. Lee pp 118–119

Leach's Storm-Petrel on Lake Marion, S.C.: Second Specimen for State; First Record for Interior of Carolinas. W. Post and C.A. Post pp 119–120

Hudsonian Godwit Added to South Carolina List. William Post p 120

Documentation of Lesser Black-backed Gull in South Carolina. Chris Marsh pp 120–121

A Specimen of the White Phase of Ardea herodias from South Carolina. T. Graham, P. Manigault, and W. Post pp 121–122

Colonial Nesting of Cedar Waxwings in Forsyth County, N.C. Ramona R. Snavely and Robert H. Witherington pp 122–123

First Record of Bell's Vireo for South Carolina. W. Post and D. Green pp 123–124

First Inland Record of Pomarine Jaeger from the Carolinas: A Correction. W. Post p 125

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1985 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 125–130


Index to Volume 50 pp 131–135

Charter Member Profile

Flossie Martin. Terry Dunn p 136

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