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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 42 Number 3 (Summer 1978)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 42 Number 3 (Summer 1978)Cover: Bluebird nest boxes are becoming more numerous in the Carolinas thanks to the efforts of two men from Bailey, N.C. CBC Roundtable tells more about the work of Jack Finch and Ronald Bissette. The bluebird box on our cover was photographed by Jack Dermid (photo courtesy of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission).

Table of Contents


A Massive Flight of Cory's Shearwaters at Cape Hatteras Richard A. Rowlett pp 45–46


Christmas Bird Count–1977 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 47–54

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 55–57

General Field Notes

First Record of the Falcated Teal in North Carolina Steven Platania p 58

Feeding and Nesting Behavior of the Eastern Wood Pewee Robert Wyatt and Ann H. Stoneburner p 59

Le Conte's Sparrow Collected on the Outer Banks of North Carolina Paul W. Sykes, Jr pp 60

Harris' Sparrow in Wake County, N.C. Clark S. Olson pp 60–61

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1977-1978 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 61–65


Book Review p 65

Back Matter

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