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    The December 2016
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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 & Programs
Of Interest:

Many Thanks to our  Sponsor:

The Mountain Garden Club

Audubon North Carolina Blog

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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

Newsletter Archives
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A very useful website suggested
        by Romney Bathurst.
              Check it out!
Feather Atlas

   Christmas Bird Count
One of our Chapter’s most important annual activities took place
on Friday, December 16. This highly collegial event is both enjoyable
and relevant to our mission of environmental and wildlife
conservation. You do not have to be an expert birder to join in.
If you have not participated in the Christmas Bird Count or CBC
before, consider becoming involved next year.
Every winter since 1900 the National Audubon Society has
sponsored the CBC. Today, CBCs take place acrossthe U.S., Canada,
Latin America, and beyond. The CBC mobilizes over 2400 counting
groups including over 60,000 individuals whose counts total upwards
of 70 million birds. These yearly bird countsfeed what is perhaps the
largest citizen science database in the world.The cumulative bird
counts are being used to specify winter bird distributions and the
“climate space” in which many of our bird species exist. National
Audubon has released “The Audubon Report” focusing on 588
North American bird species and the likely impact of rising
temperatures. A shocking 126 North American bird species are
projected to lose 50 percent of their existing ranges to climate
change by 2050; another 188 birds could lose half their current range
by 2080. Like the canary in the mine, bird data from the CBC are
being used to foretell our collective future.
                                                                  William McReynolds
January 2017

2016 Christmas Bird Count
     Article and List
           pdf. file