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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 4 (December 1974)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 38 Number 4 (December 1974)Cover: Two young Black Vultures were photographed by Paul A. Stewart, whose paper on the nesting habits of this species appears in the July 1974 Auk. The Barn Owl drawing by John Henry Dick (page 90) is reprinted by popular request. It was cropped slightly when it appeared on our cover in September 1970.

Table of Contents


Late Spring Along the Southern Blue Ridge Parkway—1973 James Tate, Jr. and Charles R. Smith pp 83–87

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 88–90

General Field Notes

Bird Observations at Lake Surf, Moore County, N.C. J. H. Carter III pp 91–93

Sandhill Crane at Charleston, S.C. E. Burnham Chamberlain p 93

Saw-whet Owls Found in Carteret County, N.C. John Fussell pp 93–94

Recent Observations of Saw-whet Owls in the Southern Great Balsam and Black Mountains of North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. p 94

Hermit Thrush Practices Foot-patting Feeding Behavior Eloise F. Potter and Ricky Davis p 95

Dickcissel Colony in Anderson County, S.C., in Summer Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. p 95

White-winged Crossbills at Durham, N.C. Robin M. Carter p 95

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1974 Robert P. Teulings pp 96–98


Index to Volume 38 (1974) pp 99–103

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