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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 35 Number 1 (March 1971)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 35 Number 1 (March 1971)Cover: A Red-breasted Nuthatch surveys the mountain scenery in a drawing by H. Douglas Pratt, who also has a major paper and an informal article in this issue based on field work while he was a Seasonal Ranger-Naturalist in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Doug is presently doing graduate work in zoology at Louisiana State University.

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Additional Notes on the Birds of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina H. Douglas Pratt pp 1–4

Three-year Study of the Heronry at Alligator Bay, N.C. Gilbert S. Grant pp 5–9

Birdwatchers' Roundtable

H. Douglas Pratt pp 10–11

Carolina Birds and Birders

...with Willie Morrison pp 12–14,37


...with Marie Mellinger pp 15,35–36


Christmas Bird Count—1970 Eloise F. Potter pp 16–26

General Field Notes

Sight Record of a Western Grebe at Carolina Beach, N.C., With Comments on its Occurrence in the Southeast John M. Irvine, Jr pp 27–29

Black-necked Stilts Breeding in Onslow County, N.C. Gilbert S. Grant p 29

Forster's Tern Feeding Young in Pamlico County, N.C. Marvin Turnage, Jr. p 30

Summer Records of the Saw-whet Owl at Mt. Mitchell, N.C. Marcus B. Simpson, Jr p 30

A Brewster's Warbler at Chapel Hill, N.C. James O. Pullman pp 30–31

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1970 Robert P. Teulings pp 31–34


Correction p 34

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