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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The Chat Volume 40 Number 2 (Spring 1976)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 40 Number 2 (Spring 1976)Cover: Jack Dermid photographed a female Prothonotary Warbler tending her nest in an old pump at Camp Bryan, Lake Ellis, N.C. (photo courtesy N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission). Three drawings by John Henry Dick appear in the Spring Chat: Hooded Warbler, page 27; Osprey, page 44; and Bald Eagle, page 46.

Table of Contents


Breeding Season Habitat and Distribution of the Red-breasted Nuthatch in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountain Province Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 23–25


Book Review p 25

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 26–27


Christmas Bird Count—1975 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 28–43

General Field Notes

An Eared Grebe Collected in North Carolina Micou M. Browne p 44

Broad-winged Hawks at Pea Island N.W.R. Ricky Davis pp 44–45

Apparent Nesting of Red-breasted Nuthatches in Rockingham County, N.C. Edward Burroughs p 45

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1975 Robert P. Teulings pp 46–51

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

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