About the Club

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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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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The Chat Volume 35 Number 3 (September 1971)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 35 Number 3 (September 1971)Cover: Jack Dermid's photograph of a Royal Tern colony shows speckled eggs and downy chicks in the foreground. The drawing of Black Skimmers on page 85 is by John Henry Dick.

Table of Contents


High Altitude Records of the American Woodcock in the Great Balsam Mountains and Pisgah Ridge of North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 61–63

Recoveries of Royal Terns Banded in the Carolinas Willet T. Van Velzen pp 64–66

1970 Bird Nesting Study at William B. Umstead State Park, Wake County, N.C. Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 67–70


...with Marie Mellinger pp 71–72

Carolina Birds and Birders

...with Willie Morrison pp 73,88–89


Spring Bird Count—1971 Eloise F. Potter pp 73–84

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1971 Robert P. Teulings pp 85–87

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page