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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 38 Number 2 (June 1974)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 38 Number 2 (June 1974)Cover: Fred L. Johns photographed a Burrowing Owl collected on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in February 1967. For a report of a second Burrowing Owl in North Carolina, see page 41 in this issue. John Henry Dick contributed the drawing of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron that appears on page 46.

Table of Contents


Relative Contributions of Male and Female Purple Martins to Feeding of Young Joshua A. Lee pp 31–33

Roosting Behavior of Starlings in North Carolina Paul A. Stewart pp 34–37

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 37–38

General Field Notes

Osprey Migration at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. J.H. Carter III p 39

Sandhill Cranes in Onslow County, N.C. Grady L. Barnes p 39

Spring Shorebirds at a Drained Farm Pond Near Chapel Hill, N.C. James O. Pullman pp 39–40

Little Gulls at Cape Hatteras, N.C. J.H. Carter III and James F. Parnell p 40

Discovery of a Burrowing Owl Near Morehead City, N.C. John Fussell and Don McCrimmon p 41

Additional Information on the Red Crossbill Breeding in the Lower Piedmont of North Carolina in 1967 Paul W. Sykes, Jr. pp 42–43

Fledgling Red Crossbills at Newfound Gap Maxie Swindell pp 43–44

Red Crossbill Observations in Western North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 44–45

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1973–1974 Robert P. Teulings pp 46–49


Book Reviews pp 49–51

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