About the Club

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

Join us — Join, Renew, Donate

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.

The Club provides this website to all for free.

By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

Join, Renew, or Donate now!

Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 43 Number 4 (Fall 1979)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 43 Number 4 (Fall 1979)Cover: Keith L. Bildstein photographed a third-winter male Marsh Hawk at a harrier communal roost field (cut winter wheat) in south-central Ohio. Dr. Bildstein's paper on winter hawk population trends in the Carolinas appears elsewhere in this issue.

Table of Contents


Unverified Sight Records of Seabirds in North Carolina Waters David S. Lee and Steven P. Platania pp 79–81

Trends in the Number of Diurnal Raptors Seen on Recent North and South Carolina Christmas Bird Counts Keith L. Bildstein pp 82–85


Spring Bird Count—1979 John O. Fussell III pp 86–91

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 91–92

General Field Notes

A Survey of Whistling Swans Along the South Carolina Coast John E. Cely p 93

Historical Record of the Swallow-tailed Kite from the South Carolina Mountains John E. Cely pp 93–94

American Robin Breeding on South Carolina Coast Jay Shuler p 94

Tanagers at Hillsborough, N.C. Charles H. Blake pp 94–95

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1979 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 96–101


Index to Volume 43 (1979) pp 102–107

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

CBC main page