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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The Chat Volume 38 Number 1 (March 1974)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 38 Number 1 (March 1974)Cover: A male Rufous-sided Towhee poses for photographer James F. Parnell.

Table of Contents


Summer Bird Records from Ashe and Alleghany Counties, North Carolina Chris Marsh, Harry LeGrand Jr., and William Brown Jr. pp 1–3

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 4–5


Christmas Bird Count–1973 Eloise F. Potter pp 6–20


Book Reviews p 20

General Field Notes

Eared Grebe Collected at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. James F. Parnell, Robert F. Soots, and Joseph H. Carter III pp 21–22

Horned Grebes in Mutual Display During Northward Migration James M. Potter, Jr p 22

Third Sight Record of Great Cormorant from North Carolina Jack Potter and Eloise F. Potter pp 22–23

Specimen of Harcourt's Storm-Petrel Found in North Carolina John Fussell p 23

Forster's Tern Nest Found near Cape Lookout, N.C. John Fussell p 24

Aspergillosis in a Royal Tern from Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, S.C. Louis N. Locke, Lawrence J. Blus, and Eugene Cromartie pp 24–25

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1973 Robert P. Teulings pp 25–29,3

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page