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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 37 Number 1 (March 1973)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 37 Number 1 (March 1973)Cover: James F. Parnell photographed an immature Bonaparte's Gull in flight. This bird is representative of more than 35,000 gulls tallied by CBC participants in the record-breaking 1972 Christmas Bird Count.

Table of Contents


Long-billed Dowitcher Identification Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 1–3


...with Marie Mellinger pp 4–5

CBC Roundtable

...with Annie Rivers Faver pp 6–7


Christmas Bird Count–1972 Eloise F. Potter pp 8–22

General Field Notes

A Nest of the Swallow-tailed Kite at Wambaw Creek, Charleston County, S.C. John Emmett Cely p 23

Second Bridled Tern Specimen from North Carolina Gilbert S. Grant pp 23–24

Traill's Flycatchers Nesting at Raleigh, N.C. Edmund K. LeGrand and Harry E. LeGrand Jr. p 24

Olive-sided Flycatcher at Montreat, N.C. Jane P. Holt pp 24–25

Sprague's Pipit at Raleigh, N.C. Ross Silcock, Chris Marsh, Robert Small, and Robert Downs pp 25

Mountain Fall Record of Wilson's Warbler at Montreat, N.C. Jane P. Holt pp 25–26

Clutch of Unusually Large Eggs Laid by Rufous-sided Towhee Eloise F. Potter p 26

A Le Conte's Sparrow Record for Moore County, N.C. J. H. Carter III and James F. Parnell pp 26–27

Notes on Wintering Lapland Longspurs in Northampton County, N.C. J. Merrill Lynch pp 27–28

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1972 Robert P. Teulings pp 29–33

Back Matter

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