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Highlands Plateau
Audubon Society
The mission of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is to provide opportunities to enjoy and learn about birds and other wildlife and to promote conservation and restoration of the habitats that support them.

National Audubon
Audubon North Carolina
Chapter Officers and Contacts
Join Highlands Audubon Society
Franklin Bird Club Events
Articles of Interest
Bird List
Community Involvement
Recent Outings
Field Trips and Programs
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Many Thanks to our  Sponsor:

The Mountain Garden Club

Newsletter Archives
Audubon North Carolina Blog
Franklin Bird Club Blog

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Monday, September 14th at 7:00 PM
Hudson Library in Highlands

See the climate forecast map

Saving North Carolina's Climate Threatened Birds

Big Bird Box Real Estate Boom!!
For the article concerning the bird boxes
    and how you might be able to help,
                    Click HERE
Highlands Falls partners with HPAS.
                   See article HERE.
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314 Species on the Brink
More information and a map

The Mystery of Beautiful Males Explained
    Thanks to:
Photos by Ed Boos
Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin
and Scaly Mountain
in Western North Carolina
Greg Craybas
314 Species on the Brink
Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil
nearly half of U.S. birds within this century

All of September's Events
(Pdf. printable file)

Osprey Nest Live-cam
Audubon sponsored webcam of ospreys.
    Jailbird Parrots Return to the Wild

Board Letter to Audubon National about Feature Story
                               - by Russ Regnery


Audubon Magazine Article
Saturday, Sept. 5: Meet at 8:30 at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, Highlands, for a beginners walk around the Old Ranger Station on Flat Mt. Rd.  Russ Regnery will lead with Bill Peavey assisting. No experience is necessary. Binoculars and birding guidance are provided.
Saturday, Sept. 12: On this Charlie Davis Memorial Blue Ridge Parkway Outing we will search for migrating warblers, vireos, thrushes and raptors on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We leave at 7:00 a.m. from Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands.  Please pack a light lunch as we will stop at a scenic spot for a picnic and more birding before returning mid-afternoon. Bring water and your camera. The Parkway in autumn provides spectacular views and interesting birds even in less than perfect weather.  Please contact Romney Bathurst (828-526-1939) or Brock Hutchins (828-787-1387) to sign up. 

Monday, Sept. 14: Jamie Harrelson, current Grant Recipient for her Master's research underway at Western Carolina Univ., will present her results on the threatened Golden-winged Warbler. We meet at the Hudson Library in Highlands at 7 p.m. for conversation and refreshments with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please enter through the back door of the Library.