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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.

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The Chat Volume 35 Number 4 (December 1971)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 35 Number 4 (December 1971)Cover: The Red-cockaded Woodpecker in the cover drawing by John Henry Dick is a resident of the central Sandhills section of North Carolina covered by Jay Carter's species list in this issue. Other drawings by Mr. Dick and Doug Pratt illustrate Jay's paper.

Table of Contents


Birds of the Central Sandhills of North Carolina J.H. Carter III pp 91–105


...with Marie Mellinger pp 106–107

General Field Notes

Bald Eagle at Raleigh, N.C. Robert J. Hader p 108

Breeding Record of a Piping Plover on Shackleford Banks in North Carolina John O. Fussell III pp 108–109

A First Record for South Carolina: Black-headed Gull Photographed Frederick M. Probst pp 109–110

Notes on the Gull Population at Roanoke Rapids Lake, N.C., Winter 1970–1971 Joseph Merrill Lynch pp 110–111

High Altitude Occurrences of the Belted Kingfisher in Haywood County, N.C. Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 111–112

Say's Phoebe at Eastover, S.C. Annie Rivers Faver p 112

Traill's Flycatcher at Chapel Hill, N.C., in Breeding Season James O. Pullman pp 112–113

Traill's Flycatchers at Raleigh, N.C., in Summer Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. and Edmund K. LeGrand pp 113

American Redstart Nesting in Sumter County, S.C. Jay Shuler pp 113

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1971 Robert P. Teulings pp 114–115


Index to Volume 35 (1971) pp 116–119

Back Matter

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