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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 42 Number 2 (Spring 1978)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 42 Number 2 (Spring 1978)Cover: The Black-necked Stilt was photographed at a nest found by Gilbert S. Grant during his studies of the birds breeding in the Salton Sea region of California. The species also nests along the Carolina coast. Drawings by John Henry Dick appear on pages 36 and 39.

Table of Contents


Bachman's Warbler Observations Continue in I'On Swamp Jay Shuler, Perry Nugent, John Trochet, and Joe Van Os pp 23–24

Ecological Factors Contributing to the Decline of Bewick's Wren as a Breeding Species in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountain Province Marcus B. Simpson, Jr. pp 25–28

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 29,42

General Field Notes

An Observation of a Yellow-billed Common Crow Ren Lohoefener, Jerome A. Jackson, and Patricia Barney p 30

Canada Geese Wintering in Western North Carolina Lin Hendren pp 30–31

American Avocet Breeding at Pea Island, N.C. William McVaugh, Jr. pp 31–32

Black-headed Gull in Eastern North Carolina Anne Reynolds and Bruce Reynolds pp 32–33

Burrowing Owl Photographed at Huntington Beach State Park, S.C. Frederick M. Probst p 33

Cliff and Bank Swallows at a Barn Swallow Colony near Charleston, S.C. Jay Shuler pp 34–35

On a House Sparrow Mutant from Fayetteville, N.C. Philip J. Crutchfield p 35

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1977 Robert P. Teulings pp 36–38


Book Reviews pp 39–43

Back Matter

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