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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.



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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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More information and a map

The Mystery of Beautiful Males Explained
    Thanks to:
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





Franklin Bird Club


HPAS Places Nesting Boxes
on Cashiers Library Grounds


Christmas Bird Count
Friday, Dec. 18th, 2016
Results

Newsletter Archives
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A very useful website suggested
        by Romney Bathurst.
              Check it out!
Feather Atlas
   HPAS Events for
       August, 2017
     
August 2017

August 22 - Birds & Beer (or wine or tea) at the Ugly Dog in Highlands. Spirited discussion of birds and birding starting at 5:30 PM and continuing with sandwiches and other pub grub.

August 29 -  "American Eagle   the Continent's most recognizable aerial predator - a PBS Nature Series DVD. 
7:00 PM at Hudson Library in Highlands.  Please enter through the back door.

September 12 - Sue Cameron with the Fish and Wildlife Service will speak on “Highlands Bogs and their Related Flora and Fauna” at 7 PM in the rear meeting room of the Hudson Library, 554 Main Street in Highlands.



September 16 - Annual Charlie Davis Memorial Blue Ridge Parkway Outing
searching for migrating warblers, vireos, thrushes and raptors. Meet at Founders
Park in Highlands at 7:00 AM or Cashiers Rec. Center at 7:30. Roadside birding, some
easy walking; loaner binoculars available. 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.
September 18 – Hawk Watch at Whiteside Mt., if weather & winds are suitable.
Call Brock Hutchins, 828-787-1387 or 404-295-0663 to join the email notification
list.
September 26 - Annual Chapter meeting and presentation: Michelle Ruigrok & Bill
Peavey talk about Audubon’s Camp at Hog Island, Maine, at 7 PM at the Highlands Civic
Center, 600 N 4th St.
December 15 – Save this date for the Annual Christmas Bird Count! Meet at Founders
Park in Highlands, 7:30 AM.

  Complete EVENTS
FOR MAY-SEPTEMBER 2017 
pdf. file

The nest box ad-hoc committee 
  summaries of nesting results:
Dr. Olga Milenkaya (Young Harris College) refers to the boxes that she has been monitoring during the 2016 season.
Dr. Barbara Ballentine and her student, Traci Ballance - 2016 results as related to the boxes they checked in Macon and Jackson Counties.
William McReynolds - Nest Box Totals and
data analysis.
Michele Styring - Nest Box Observations
as of March 2017

Events for May
All events are free and open to the public.
      Birders of all levels are welcome.

August 29 - "American Eagle   the Continent's most recognizable aerial predator - a PBS Nature Series DVD.  7:00 PM at
Hudson Library in Highlands.  Please enter through the back door.
Photo by Ed B00s