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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 3 (September 1972)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 36 Number 3 (September 1972)Cover: The countless thousands of shore birds that visit Carolina beaches offer birders some difficult field problems, but the Ruddy Turnstone wears a vest that makes it relatively easy to identify even in winter plumage, as shown in our cover photo by James F. Parnell.

Table of Contents


The Swallow-tailed Kite: A Review of Its Occurrence in the Southern Appalachians Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 69–72

CBC Roundtable

CBC Roundtable pp 73–74


...with Marie Mellinger p 75


Spring Bird Count—1972 Eloise F. Potter pp 76–87

General Field Notes

Barnacle Goose in Currituck County, N. C. Gilbert S. Grant p 88

Snow Geese Seen in Wake County, N. C. Avon Privette, Jr. p 88

First Record of Curlew Sandpiper for North Carolina John Fussell and Peter Graham pp 89

Spring Record of Saw-whet Owl from North Carolina Piedmont Bernard S. Martof p 90

Winter Records of the Brown-headed Nuthatch in the Southern Appalachian Mountains Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 90–91

Painted Buntings at Clinton, S. C. Frederick W. Harrison and Marion B. Harrison p 91

Status of the Golden-crowned Kinglet on the Highlands Plateau Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 92–93

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1972 Robert P. Teulings pp 93–97

Back Matter

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