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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 2 (June 1971)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 35 Number 2 (June 1971)Cover: A Mockingbird demonstrates its ability to capture insects in a photo by John Trott.

Table of Contents


Caspian Tern Nesting in South Carolina Travis H. McDaniel and Theodore A. Beckett III pp 39–41

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker in Scotland County, N.C. Richard E. Price, Jr. pp 42–44

Status of the Barrow's Goldeneye in North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 45–49


...with Marie Mellinger pp 50–51

General Field Notes

Barnacle Goose at Pea Island, N.C. Floy C. Burford p 52

High Altitude Occurrences of the Bobwhite in Western North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. p 53

Rejection of Tobacco Hornworm Moths by Laughing Gulls Paul A. Stewart p 53

High Altitude Records of the Whip-poor-will in Western North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. p 54

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Nesting in Wake County, N.C. Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. p 54

Traill's Flycatcher Near Franklin, N.C. Mary Enloe p 55

Winter Wren at Low Altitude During Breeding Season Douglas Pratt p 55

Winter Record of American Redstart for Charleston, S.C. Dennis M. Forsythe p 55

Lark Bunting at Pea Island, N.C. Floy C. Burford p 56

White-crowned Sparrow Near Raleigh, N.C., in June Micou M. Browne p 56

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1970–1971 Robert P. Teulings pp 56–59

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

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