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Monthly Meetings

December 3: Jeff Beane, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, The Natural History of the Southern Hognose Snake

Our meetings start at 7:00 PM with refreshments, followed by a short business meeting. Our speakers usually begin at 7:30 PM. Meetings are held at the NC Botanical Garden on Hwy. 15-501 at the intersection with Old Mason Farm Rd., in Chapel Hill. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome, members and non-members alike.

Creating a Bird Friendly Habitat and the NHAS Certification Program

New Hope Audubon is now offering a program for Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties to certify your property as a Bird Friendly Habitat at a Silver, Gold, or Platinum level if you meet certain standards. If you are interested in having your property certified or just want information on how to make your property more bird-friendly, then click here.

For more information on any of the key elements of creating a bird friendly habitat, follow the links below.

Christmas Bird Counts

The Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs), sponsored by the National Audubon Society, begin in mid-December. Here is a list of some of the CBCs that will take place in our local area, with contacts if you would like to get involved:

Events Calendar

Some upcoming events. For information on these and other events, go to our calendar and click on an event for details.
  • November 11--NHAS bird walk
  • November 14--Youth program in Hillsborough
  • November 15--Sylvan Heights Bird Park
  • November 18--NHAS bird walk
  • November 21--Two NHAS bird walks to choose from

Newsletter Available Online

Our most recent bi-monthly newletter is now available online. Click here for the November/December, 2015, newsletter.

Here's some of what you will find:
  • My Two Cents Worth, by Tom Driscoll
  • Truth Is Stranger than Fiction-part 2, by Norm Budnitz
  • Getting to Know Your Bird Neighbors, by Mary George
  • Bird Friendly Habitat Certification Program, by Jim George
  • Feeder Watch, by Tom Driscoll
  • Our membership meetings speaker schedule
  • Field Trip Schedule, by David Anderson

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Links often requested by our readers. Visit our Resources page for more information and a more extensive list of links about birds, conservation, rehabilitation organizations, and other national, state, and local Audubon groups.

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Last Updated: November 18, 2015