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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 3 (September 1973)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 37 Number 3 (September 1973)Cover: The tiny and secretive Yellow Rail is probably far more abundant as a transient and winter visitor than the few published records indicate. (Photo by James F. Parnell.)

Table of Contents


Gull Populations at Charleston, S.C., June 1971 to June 1972 Dennis M. Forsythe pp 57–62

CBC Roundtable

Louis C. Fink pp 63–64


...with Marie Mellinger pp 65,84


Spring Bird Count—1973 Eloise F. Potter pp 66–77,62

General Field Notes

First South Carolina Record of Harcourt's Storm-Petrel Jay Shuler p 78

Escaped Caracara in Northeastern North Carolina Frank B. Aycock, Jr pp 78–79

An Instance of Purple Sandpiper Feeding Away from Rock Jetties in North Carolina John Fussell pp 79–80

A Black-headed Gull at Pea Island N.W.R. John S. Wright pp 80–81

Observations of the Barn Owl in the Southern Appalachian Mountains Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. and Robert C. Ruiz pp 81–82

Red-cockaded Woodpecker in Laurens County, S.C. Jane P. Holt pp 82–83

Cerulean Warbler Found in North Carolina in Summer J. Merrill Lynch pp 83–84

Brown-headed Cowbird Increases in North Carolina Mountains Jane P. Holt p 84

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1973 Robert P. Teulings pp 85–89

Back Matter

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