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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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 39 Number 4 (Fall 1975)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 39 Number 4 (Fall 1975)Cover: The wild Turkey gobbler strutting on our cover is the work of John Henry Dick, who also contributed the Whistling Swans in flight on page 90.

Table of Contents


Changing Status of the Fish Crow Inland Louis C. Fink pp 67–71


Corrections p 71

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 72–75


Spring Bird Count—1975 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 76–89

General Field Notes

Spring Record of Eared Grebe in Northwestern South Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 90–91

Cinnamon Teal at Wilmington, N.C. Kitty Kosh and Patrick M. Hunt p 91

A Summer Sighting of Cooper's Hawks Near Chapel Hill, N.C. Robert P. Teulings, Elizabeth P. Teulings, and James O. Pullman pp 91–92

Franklin's Gull in South Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. p 92

Bell's Vireo Seen in Wake County, N.C. Eloise F. Potter pp 92–93

The Advent of the Song Sparrow as a Breeding Species in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountain Province Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 93–94

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1975 Robert P. Teulings pp 95–98


Index to Volume 39 (1975) pp 99–103

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page