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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 3 (Summer 1976)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 40 Number 3 (Summer 1976)Cover: Fred L. Johns photographed the downy Least Tern chick in the "freezing" position at a colony near Salter Path, N.C. The Black-throated Green Warbler on page 62 is reprinted from the March 1968 Chat cover drawing by Doug Pratt, whose recent accomplishments include art work for the new edition of Louisiana Birds.

Table of Contents


Birds of the Plott Balsam Mountains of North Carolina Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 53–62

General Field Notes

Goshawk in Chesterfield County, S.C. George H. Haas p 63

Black Rail and Virginia Rail in Summer in Northwestern South Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 63–65

Some Noteworthy Fall Migration Records from Franklin County, N.C., Including an Inland Sighting of a Wilson's Plover Eloise F. Potter pp 65–66

Razorbill at Huntington Beach State Park and Pawleys Island, S.C. Frederick M. Probst pp 66–67

Black Guillemot on South Carolina Coast in Spring: A Second Sight Record for the State Frederick M. Probst pp 67–68

Monk Parakeets in South Carolina, Frederick M. Probst Frederick M. Probst pp 68–69

Two Records of the Clay-colored Sparrow from the Eastern Piedmont of North Carolina in Fall Robert P. Teulings, Elizabeth P. Teulings, and Eloise F. Potter pp 69–71

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1975–1976 Robert P. Teulings pp 71–73

Back Matter

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