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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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The Chat Volume 36 Number 1 (March 1972)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 36 Number 1 (March 1972)Cover: An adult Great Black-backed Gull posed for Mike Browne on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. According to figures in the 1971 Christmas Bird Count, this species is visiting the Carolinas in winter in larger numbers than ever before.

Table of Contents


1970 Habitat Relations Study of the Nesting Birds of William B. Umstead State Park Harry E. LeGrand, Jr pp 1–3


...with Marie Mellinger pp 4–6

Carolina Birds and Birders

...with Willie Morrison pp 7–10

Bird Watchers' Roundtable

Bird Watchers' Roundtable pp 11–13


Book Review p 13


Christmas Bird Count—1971 Eloise F. Potter pp 14–28

General Field Notes

Leach's Petrel in North Carolina Charles R. Blem and David W. Sonneborn p 29

Little Gull at Roanoke Rapids, N. C. J. Merrill Lynch p 30

Early Records for Pelagic Birds off the North Carolina Coast Frank Enders pp 30–31

Breeding Range Extension of the Blue-winged Teal into Southeastern North Carolina Gilbert S. Grant pp 31–32

Unusual Nesting Site for Tufted Titmouse J. H. Carter III p 32

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1971 Robert P. Teulings pp 33–37,28

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

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