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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 2 (June 1972)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 36 Number 2 (June 1972)Cover: The Saw-whet Owl was photographed by William E. Savell, a bird bander from Linwood, N. J. Inside you will find an important paper by Mark Simpson listing many additional North Carolina records for the elusive Saw-whet Owl.

Table of Contents


The Saw-whet Owl Population of North Carolina's Great Balsam Mountains Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 39–47

The Plight of Wood Ducks in the Carolinas Paul A. Stewart pp 48–55

In Memoriam

Obituary: Doris Callan Hauser Mrs. Neill A. Currie, Jr. p 55

CBC Roundtable

Garvin Hughes pp 56–57


...with Marie Mellinger pp 58–59

General Field Notes

Heronry Found Near Ehrhardt, S. C. Lawrence H. Robinson pp 60

A Second Ross' Goose at Pea Island, N. C.; Verification of Specific Purity of These Birds Edmund K. LeGrand pp 61–62

Inland Record of a Black Skimmer at Roanoke Rapids, N. C. J. Merrill Lynch p 62

Summer Range of the Whip-poor-will in the Savannah River Valley Gerald E. Knighton p 63

Loggerhead Shrike with Unusually Large Egg Clutch Wallace Mark Thompson p 64

Blue Grosbeak and Painted Bunting at Southern Pines, N. C., in Winter J. H. Carter III and Mary K. Wintyen p 64

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1971–1972 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr pp 65–67

Back Matter

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