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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

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

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 Slab Town Pizza 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
Kim Brand is Bird-Friendly Communities Coordinator for Audubon North Carolina. She is engaging citizens across North Carolina to take actions that help birds thrive where we all live, in cities and towns.
Kim will speak on“Plants for Birds” at 7 p.m. in Highlands in the rear meeting room of the Hudson Library, 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.
PLANTS FOR BIRDS