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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 41 Number 1 (Winter 1977)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 41 Number 1 (Winter 1977)Cover: The Black-capped Petrels flying across the cover were drawn by Renaldo Kuhler, scientific illustrator at the N.C. State Museum of Natural History. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Renaldo worked in the preparation of museum exhibits until he came to North Carolina 8 years ago. Having taught himself the techniques of biological illustration, he is currently working on a book about fish.

Table of Contents


Occurrence of the Black-capped Petrel in North Carolina Waters David S. Lee pp 1–2

Breeding Localities of Red-winged Blackbirds Wintering in North and South Carolina Paul A. Stewart pp 3–7

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 8–9


Book Reviews pp 9–10,17

General Field Notes

Three Recent Sight Records of Bachman's Warbler Jay Shuler pp 11–12

A New Look at the Type Locality of the Bachman's Warbler Jay Shuler pp 12–13

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1976 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 14–16

Back Matter

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