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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 41 Number 2 (Spring 1977)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 41 Number 2 (Spring 1977)Cover: William Zimmerman, of Nashville, Indiana, placed the pair of Bachman's Warblers in the tupelo-Spanish moss setting in which John Bachman discovered the first male. Zimmerman's work has appeared in The Living Bird and The Wilson Bulletin. Currently he is painting upland game birds for a sequel to his large book, Waterfowl of North America.

Table of Contents


Bachman's Warbler Habitat Jay Shuler pp 19–23

The Wood Stork in South Carolina, a Review Paul B. Hamel pp 24–27

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 27–29


Christmas Bird Count—1976 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 30–46

General Field Notes

Red-necked Grebe in Buncombe County, N.C. Richard E. Price, Jr. and Robert C. Ruiz p 47

Early Summer Seabird Migration at Cape Hatteras J. Merrill Lynch and Chris Marsh pp 47–48

Harlequin Duck at Carolina Beach, N.C. Ricky Davis pp 48

Bar-tailed Godwit on North Carolina Outer Banks Micou M. Browne pp 48–49

Bar-tailed Godwit at Pea Island, N.C. Carl W. Carlson pp 49

A Sage Thrasher Specimen for North Carolina J.H. Carter III pp 49–50

Olive-sided Flycatchers in Seneca: A Second Record for South Carolina Paul B. Hamel pp 50

Sprague's Pipits at Rocky Mount, N.C. Louis C. Fink p 51

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1976 Robert P. Teulings pp 51–55,23

Back Matter

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