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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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 39 Number 1 (March 1975)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 39 Number 1 (March 1975)Cover: A Black-and-white Warbler perches beside a quiet pool in the photograph by John Trott of McLean, Virginia.

Table of Contents

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink p 1


Christmas Bird Count—1974 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 2–16,29

General Field Notes

A Record of the Great White Heron from Inland South Carolina J.H. Carter III, Tom Rial, and Jeannine Angerman p 17

A Rare Occurrence of the Swallow-tailed Kite in Western North Carolina Walter S. Hall pp 17–18

Goshawks in Avery County, N.C. Robert J. Hader pp 18–19

Sandhill Cranes in Western North Carolina W. David Chamberlain p 19

An Avocet in the South Carolina Piedmont Paul B. Hamel and Adair M. Tedards pp 19–20

First Record of the Roseate Tern Nesting in North Carolina Robert F. Soots and James F. Parnell pp 20–21

Unusual Numbers of Tennessee Warblers at Chapel Hill, N.C., in Spring of 1974 James O. Pullman p 21

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1974 Robert P. Teulings pp 22–29

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page