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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 39 Number 2 (Spring 1975)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 39 Number 2 (Spring 1975)Cover: A young Louisiana Heron clutches the bare limb of a tree on Battery Island in a photograph by Jack Dermid. Note wisps of natal down streaming from the feathers of the crown and the sheaths still encasing the wing feathers. (Photo courtesy N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.)

Table of Contents


Editorials p 31


Breeding Localities of Common Grackles Wintering in the Carolinas Paul A. Stewart pp 32–34

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 35–38

General Field Notes

Summer Record of a Common Loon Inland in North Carolina Robert C. Kull, Jr pp 39

Great Cormorant Photographed at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, N.C. Gilbert S. Grant and Sandra S. Grant pp 39–40

An Ash-throated Flycatcher at Raleigh, N.C., with Some Notes on the Occurrence of This Species in the Eastern United States W. Ross Silcock pp 40–43


Book Reviews p 43

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