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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 2 (June 1973)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 37 Number 2 (June 1973)Cover: Joel Arrington photographed a Great Egret (formerly Common Egret) family at Battery Island, N.C. (Photo courtesy of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.)

Table of Contents


Breeding Behavior of the Summer Tanager Eloise F. Potter pp 35–39

Plumage Variations in the Summer Tanager Elizabeth Teulings pp 40–42


...with Marie Mellinger pp 43–44

CBC Roundtable

Eloise F. Potter pp 45–46

General Field Notes

Second Specimen of Leach's Storm Petrel Collected in North Carolina Donald A. McCrimmon, Jr., Lynn Johnson, and John O. Fussell III p 47

Leach's Storm Petrel and Other Pelagic Birds Seen off North Carolina Coast Donald A. McCrimmon, Jr. pp 47–48

Disorientation of Migrating Shorebirds at Beaufort, N.C. John O. Fussell III pp 48–50

Golden Eagle in the Unicoi Mountains Jon E. DeVore p 50

Thayer's Gull at Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Carl W. Carlson pp 50–51

Recovery of a Banded Eastern Bluebird: Confirmation of an Assumption Eloise F. Potter p 51

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1972–1973 Robert P. Teulings pp 52–54


Book Reviews p 55

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