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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
        JUNE, 2017
     
June 2017



June10 (Saturday) - Birding in Panthertown Valley with Brent Martin, Southern Appalachian Regional Director with The Wilderness Society.  Meet at 7 AM at the Cashiers Rec Center. Bring water & your camera. Long uphill walk on return leg will be taken slowly! 
June 13 - The Charlotte Raptor Rehab Center presents "Birds of the World" at 7 PM at the Highlands Biological Station at 265 N 6th Street. This family-friendly program will feature exotic, non-native birds of prey from all over the world including one of the most elusive owls on the planet.
June 17 - Birding with Brock Hutchins to Jones Gap and Turtle Pond Road. Meet at Founders Park in
Highlands at 7:30 a.m. Moderate amount of easy hiking; loaner binoculars available.
June 20 - Birds & Beer (or wine or tea) at the Ugly Dog in Highlands. Spirited discussion of birds and birding
starting at 5:30 p.m. and continuing with sandwiches and other pub grub.
June 24 - Curtis Smalling, Director of Conservation, NC Audubon, will lead a walk along Rich Gap Road,
Highlands. Meet at Founders Park at 7:30 a.m.; loaner binoculars will be available. Roadside birding: easy.
June 27 - “Hello Mister: A Birding Tour Adventure in Indonesia” by Romney Bathurst at 7 p.m. in the rear
meeting room of the Hudson Library in Highlands, 554 Main Street.



July 1 – Birding for Beginners & Beyond, with Russ Regnery at the Highlands Nature Center. Meet at 7:30
a.m. at the Nature Center, 930 Horse Cove Road. Easy walking, loaner binoculars available.
July 11 - Birds & Beer (or wine or tea) at the Ugly Dog in Cashiers. Spirited discussion of birds and birding
starting at 5:30 p.m. and continuing with sandwiches and other pub grub.
July 14 & 15– “Mountain Wildlife Days” co-sponsored at the Sapphire Valley Community Center, featuring a
mixture of adult and children’s programs. Live animals, expert commentary, music and outstanding
photography contribute to helping develop appreciation of and connection with nature and wildlife. Bird walk
Friday, July 14, meeting at Cashiers Rec Center, 355 Frank Allen Road, at 8 a.m. Loaner binoculars available;
easy, flat walking.
July 19 - Kim Brand, Bird-Friendly Communities Coordinator for Audubon North Carolina, will speak on
“Plants for Birds” at 7 p.m. in Highlands in the rear meeting room of the Hudson Library, 554 Main Street.
July 25 - “Avian Photography” presented at 7 p.m. by award-winning photographer Dick Dickinson in the rear
meeting room of the Hudson Library in Highlands, 554 Main St.

         Complete EVENTS
FOR MAY-SEPTEMBER 2017
                       pdf. file
June 27 - “Hello Mister: A Birding Tour Adventure in Indonesia” by Romney Bathurst at 7 p.m. in the rear
meeting room of the Hudson Library in Highlands, 554 Main Street.

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.
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