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Monthly Meetings

March 3, 2016: Stephanie Krueger, North Carolina Zoo, Birds of the North Carolina Zoo Aviary

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 Count

The Jordan Lake CBC took place on January 3rd. You can get detailed information about this count sponsored by NHAS by clicking here.

Barn Owl Web Cam

New Hope Audubon, together with the US Army Corps of Engineers, has installed a web cam in one of our Barn Owl nest boxes near the Jordan Lake Dam. The antenna is now permanently installed, so the camera is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here's the link.

The nest box is NOT currently occupied, but we hope someone will move in this winter or in the spring. So check in from time to time just to see if anything is happening. If we learn of any activity, we will announce it here and through our various social media outlets.

New Hope Audubon has embarked on a project to install Barn Owl nest boxes in several sites in Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties. These birds used to breed in our part of the NC Piedmont, and we hope to entice them back. For an overview of the project click here.

For a detailed blog of the installations as they unfold click here.

Events Calendar

Some upcoming events. For information on these and other events, go to our calendar and click on an event for details.
  • February 20--NHAS bird walk
  • February 22--Chapel Hill Bird Club meeting
  • February 24--NHAS bird walk
  • February 28--NHAS bird walk
  • March 28--Chapel Hill Bird Club meeting

Newsletter Available Online

Our most recent bi-monthly newletter is now available online. Click here for the January/February, 2016, newsletter.

Here's some of what you will find:
  • My Two Cents Worth, by Tom Driscoll
  • An Evolutionary Puzzle, by Norm Budnitz
  • NHAS Education Outreach, by Mary George
  • Update on Bird Friendly Habitat Certification Program, by Jim George
  • Feeder Watch, by Tom Driscoll
  • Our membership meetings speaker schedule

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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: February 14, 2016