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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 4 (December 1973)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 37 Number 4 (December 1973)Cover: A Greater Shearwater swims in the Atlantic Ocean off Morehead City, N.C. The bird was photographed by Robert Ridgely of Duke University on 3 June 1973.

Table of Contents


Comparison of Anting Records from Two Localities in North Carolina Doris C. Hauser pp 91–102

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 103–104

General Field Notes

Mississippi Kites in Northeastern North Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. and J. Merrill Lynch pp 105–106

Third Sight Record of the Goshawk for North Carolina Helmut C. Mueller p 106

A Pileated Woodpecker at Bodie Island, N.C. John S. Wright pp 106–107

Brown Thrasher Encounter with Snake M. Ralph Browning p 107

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1973 Robert P. Teulings pp 108–110


Index to Volume 37 (1973) pp 111–115

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page