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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 4 (Fall 1977)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 41 Number 4 (Fall 1977)Cover: E. Wayne Irvin photographed the adult Sabine's Gull at Winston-Salem, N.C., in October of 1976. For full details, see General Field Notes in this issue, page 97.

Table of Contents


The Black-capped Chickadee in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountain Province: A Review of its Ecology and Distribution Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 79–86


Spring Bird Count—1977 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 87–92

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 93–94

General Field Notes

White Pelican at Carolina Beach, N.C. Katharine A. Alexander, Ann T. Nicholson, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Paul Grant p 95

The Mute Swan in North Carolina Eloise F. Potter pp 95–96

Goshawk at Shining Rock Wilderness Area, N.C. Michael Tove p 96

Franklin's Gull at Huntington Beach State Park, S.C. Bob and Lisa Lewis pp 96–97

Sabine's Gull in Forsyth County, N.C. Patricia M. Culbertson p 97

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1977 Robert P. Teulings pp 98–101


Book Reviews p 101


Index to Volume 41 (1977) pp 102–106

Back Matter

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