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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 40 Number 1 (Winter 1976)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 40 Number 1 (Winter 1976)Cover: Chris Marsh drew the light-phase Pomarine Jaeger, a species that occurs mostly in winter off the Carolina coast. During spring migration, jaegers sometimes can be found amid the flocks of northbound pelagic birds that swing close inshore as they round Cape Point on the Outer Banks. The owl on page 21 was contributed by Chris and his fiancee, Barbara Pugh.

Table of Contents


TV Tower Kills in Eastern North Carolina Joseph H. Carter III and James F. Parnell pp 1–9

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 10–11,16

General Field Notes

The Black-legged Kittiwake in the Carolinas Gilbert S. Grant, Micou M. Browne, and James F. Parnell pp 12–13

Saw-whet Owl Records From the Southern Great Balsam Mountains of North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr., and Robert C. Ruiz p 14

Caspian Tern Nesting in North Carolina James F. Parnell and Robert F. Soots pp 14–15

Notes and Comments on the Blue-winged and Golden-winged Warblers in Southwestern North Carolina in Summer Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 15–16

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1975 Robert P. Teulings pp 17–21

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page