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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 4 (Fall 1978)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 42 Number 4 (Fall 1978)Cover: Gilbert S. Grant photographed a Long-eared Owl in California. This species is found in the Carolinas in winter, and its preferred habitat is dense stands of evergreens.

Table of Contents


TV Tower Kills in Eastern North Carolina: 1973 Through 1977 Joseph H. Carter III and James F. Parnell pp 67–70

Notes on the Breeding Birds of the Carolinas Eloise F. Potter (compiler) pp 71–76

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 77–79

General Field Notes

Blue Goose Banded on Bermuda, Recovered at Cape Hatteras, N.C. David B. Wingate p 80

White Ibis near Rosman, N.C. Gerald C. McNabb, Jr. p 81

White Ibis in Transylvania County, N.C. Ercel Francis p 81

Harlequin Duck on Bull's Island, S.C. Bob Lewis and Lisa Lewis pp 81–82

A Record of the Hudsonian Godwit in South Carolina and a Comparison with the Black-tailed Godwit Bob Lewis pp 82–83

Bank Swallows Nesting in North Carolina Ramona Snavely and Patricia M. Culbertson pp 83–84

Townsend's Warbler in Western North Carolina William G. Roe p 85

Harris' Sparrow at Huntington Beach State Park, S.C. Frederick M. Probst pp 85–86

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1978 Robert P. Teulings pp 86–88


Staff Changes p 88


Book Review p 89


Index to Volume 42 (1978) pp 90–95

Back Matter

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