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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 36 Number 4 (December 1972)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 36 Number 4 (December 1972)Cover: A limited edition color print (18 x 23 inches) of Anne Worsham Richardson's stunning Pileated Woodpecker painting can be obtained by joining National Audubon Society and a local chapter of your choice. All-inclusive tax-deductible cost is $35 as a contributor, $50 donor, $100 patron. Proceeds will be used for conservation activities in South Carolina. Write Audubon Print, P. 0. Box 5761, Columbia, S. C. 29250.

Table of Contents


Notes on the Summer Birds of the South Mountains Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 99–101

CBC Roundtable

CBC Roundtable pp 102–103,115


...with Marie Mellinger pp 104–105

General Field Notes

Double-crested Cormorant in Western North Carolina Joseph L. Hall p 106

Reddish Egret at Pea Island NWR James F. Parnell pp 106–107

A Second Hooded Merganser Brood in South Carolina Lawrence H. Robinson p 107

Woodcock Chicks at Butner, N. C., in March Owen L. McConnell pp 107–108

Nesting of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Great Craggy and Southern Great Balsam Mountains of North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 108–109

Blue Jays Mob a Dead Common Grackle Paul A. Stewart p 109

Two Instances of Apparent Sublimation of Sex Drive in Robins Eloise F. Potter pp 109–110

Adjustments of Blackbirds and Starlings to Shot Injuries Paul A. Stewart pp 110–111

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1972 Robert P. Teulings pp 111–115


Index to Volume 36 (1972) pp 116–120

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page