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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.

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The Chat Volume 38 Number 3 (September 1974)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 38 Number 3 (September 1974)Cover: The Connecticut Warbler was drawn by Chris Marsh of Raleigh, N.C., who is a student at North Carolina State University. This species is especially appropriate for the present issue because warblers, including the rare Connecticut, were unusually abundant on the 1974 Spring Bird Count in the Carolinas.

Table of Contents


New Policies Concerning the Spring and Christmas Bird Counts Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. and Eloise F. Potter pp 53–55


Spring Bird Count–1974 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 56–68

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink p 69

General Field Notes

Policy Statement on Exotic Waterfowl Records p 70

Mandarin Duck in Eastern North Carolina Robert P. Holmes pp 70–71

Golden Eagle in Eastern North Carolina William Brown, Jr. and Joshua A. Lee p 71

Red Phalarope in Wake County, N.C. Chris Marsh and Robert J. Hader pp 71–72

Least Terns in a Cantaloupe Patch Perry Nugent p 72

Possible Summer Resident Nighthawks at Brevard, N.C. Walter C. Holland, Jr. pp 72–73

A New Species for South Carolina: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Photographed on Bull's Island John Henry Dick pp 73–75

Nesting Ravens on Pilot Mountain Ramona R. Snavely p 75

Sprague's Pipit in Northern South Carolina William G. Cobey and Flo Cobey pp 75–76

Sharp-tailed Sparrows in Northwestern South Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. p 76

Subspecific Identification of Song Sparrows Collected at Raleigh, N.C., in Summer of 1967 Paul W. Sykes, Jr. and Roxie C. Laybourne p 77

Bird Observations After Heavy Snowfall at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. J. H. Carter III pp 77–78

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1974 Robert P. Teulings pp 78–81

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