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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 43 Number 2 (Spring 1979)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 43 Number 2 (Spring 1979)Cover: Jack Dermid photographed the nest and eggs of a Carolina Wren found in the pocket of a hunting coat left hanging in a garage in Nash County, N.C. (Courtesy N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)

Table of Contents


Clutch Size and Onset of Laying in Bachman's Warbler Jay Shuler pp 27–29

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 30–32

General Field Notes

Spring Migrant Shorebirds in Watauga County, N.C. Tom Haggerty p 33

Ruff at Huntington Beach, S.C. Bob Lewis pp 33–35

A Report on an Alder Flycatcher Colony at Roan Mountain with Comments on the Status of the Species in the Southern Appalachians Edmund LeGrand pp 35–36

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Seen in Late July in Franklin County, N.C. Eloise F. Potter p 36

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1978 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 37–43


Suggestions on Reporting Noteworthy Sightings for “Briefs for the Files” Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 43–44


Book reviews pp 45–46

Record review p 46

Back Matter

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