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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 43 Number 1 (Winter 1979)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 43 Number 1 (Winter 1979)Cover: Parrish Booth, son of Captain and Mrs. John Booth of Manteo, N.C., holds a White-faced Storm-Petrel his father collected off Oregon Inlet on 24 September 1977. John Booth is one of several boat captains who have cooperated with David S. Lee in a major study of pelagic birds in North Carolina's offshore waters. (Photo by Aycock Brown)

Table of Contents


Additions to the Seabird Fauna of North Carolina David S. Lee and Richard A. Rowlett pp 1–9

Inland Heronries of North Carolina Robert F. Soots Jr. and James F. Parnell pp 10–16

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 17–18,25

General Field Notes

Wood Storks over Asheville, N.C. R.G. Bruce p 19

Swallows Apparently Taking Prey from the Ground Joshua A. Lee and William Brown Jr pp 19–20

Cerulean Warbler Colony in Graham County, N.C. Harry E. LeGrand Jr p 20

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1979 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 21–24

Book Reviews

Bird-finding Guides pp 24–25

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

CBC main page