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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 3 (Summer 1977)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 41 Number 3 (Summer 1977)Cover: An adult Pileated Woodpecker approaches an obviously active nest in a dead live oak at Fairlawn Plantation, Charleston County, S.C. The photograph is copyrighted by Walter Dawn of Woodside, New York.

Table of Contents


Editorials pp 57–58


Status of Snow Buntings Wintering in the Southeast Micou M. Browne pp 59–66

Mid-winter Bird Count at the South Carolina State Parks Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 66–67

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 67–68

General Field Notes

Autumn Record of a Sandhill Crane from Macon County, N.C. Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. p 69

A Wintering Pectoral Sandpiper in Northwestern South Carolina Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. p 70

Probable Rufous Hummingbird at Raleigh, N.C. Robert J. Hader and Tom Howard pp 70–71

Brown-headed Cowbird Behavior Gail T. Whitehurst p 71

Western Birds in the Sandhills of North Carolina J.H. Carter III p 72

High Elevation Nesting of the Indigo Bunting Near Mt. Pisgah, N.C. Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. p 72

Sharp-tailed Sparrow at Highlands, N.C. John C. Horn p 73

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1976–1977 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 74–77

In Memorium

In Memoriam—Frederick Hamilton May p 77

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