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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 4 (Fall 1976)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 40 Number 4 (Fall 1976)Cover: An adult Bald Eagle was photographed in Forsyth County, N.C., by Allie Brown, staff photographer for the Winston-Salem Sentinel. John Henry Dick contributed the drawing of a Least Sandpiper on page 93.

Table of Contents


Breeding Season Habitats of the Golden-crowned Kinglet in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 75–76

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 77,92


Spring Bird Count-1976 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 78–92

General Field Notes

Aerial Diving by Great Egrets Kitty Kosh pp 93–94

Bald Eagle Seen in Forsyth County, N.C. Ramona R. Snavely p 94

Limpkin Observed at Lake Waccamaw, N.C. R. Haven Wiley and Minna S. Wiley pp 94–95

A Bridled Tern From North Carolina Micou M. Browne, David L. Hughes, and Gary M. Williamson pp 95

Spring Shorebirds at a Partially Drained Lake Near Fayetteville, N.C. P.J. Crutchfield p 96

Some Observations of the Common Raven as a Predator Ben A. Sanders pp 96–97

A Case of Suspected Double-broodedness in the Carolina Chickadee Eloise F. Potter pp 97–98

Worm-eating Warblers in the South Carolina Coastal Plain in June Paul B. Hamel and Michael R. Lennartz pp 98–100

Probable Breeding of the Red Crossbill in the North Carolina Sandhills J.H. Carter III p 100

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1976 Robert P. Teulings pp 101–105,110


Book Review p 105


Index to Volume 40 (1976) pp 106–110

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page