NHAS MONTHLY MEETING: October 7, 2021, 6:45 PM. Olya Milenkaya, Warren Wilson College, will give a talk titled “Shimmy, Shine, Shout: How Birds Get Their Message Across. You must register in advance for this meeting. Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Two events! BIRDING 101 / BIOBLITZ and CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES. October 2, 2021, 9–11 AM. East End Park, 1200 N. Alston Ave, Durham. Face Masks Required. Birding 101 limited to first 20 participants. You must register in advance at https://bit.ly/38Fjt2 Children’s activities have no limit.
Join New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) and Urban Community Agrinomics (UCAN) for a birding event during Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association’s (ECWA) Bioblitz. This event is also sponsored by the Durham Parks Foundation. Learn more about the birds you see in your yard and in the parks. Spend time outdoors in a way that is calming and peaceful. Enjoy a new activity for all ages. Go to https://www.newhopeaudubon.org/birding-101-bioblitz/ for details.
OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING, Thursday, Oct. 7, 6:45 PM: Olya Milenkaya, Warren Wilson College, will talk to us about “Shimmy, Shine, Shout: How Birds Get Their Message Across.” The meeting will be virtual using Zoom. We are continuing to hold our meetings via Zoom due to concern over the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant. You must register for this meeting in advance. We will post a registration link in this space when it is ready.
We record each of our virtual meetings, so if you miss one, you may watch it at your leisure. There are links to each of these recordings on this page.
BIRD DISEASE UPDATE: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced September 10, 2021, that the outbreak affecting songbirds since May 2020 seems to have subsided. Click here for details.
BIRD SEED SALE: Each fall, New Hope Audubon holds a Bird Seed Sale for fund-raising. Place your order by October 22, 2021. You may order online or mail in an order form. For details, click on this link to our Bird Seed Sale page.
BIRD OUTINGS: Walks usually last 2-3 hours. No reservations or sign-up needed. If there is a large turnout for any particular walk, we may split into two groups. Attendees must be vaccinated; 12 years old or younger must be masked. We also ask that everyone use social distancing. We will meet directly at the walk site (not Eastgate or Oak Creek Village as in the past). For details on each outing, see the Events List on this page.
NHAS WINS GRANT! New Hope Audubon has been awarded a Sustainable
Communities grant from the Triangle Community Foundation in the amount of $15,000.
Grant funds will be used to create and pilot a “Leave the Leaves” public education
program enhancing environmental conservation efforts in our local communities. Click
here for details.
JORDAN LAKE BIRD COUNT CHARTS: Visit our new Bird Count Charts page to
explore our historical data going back to 1977 for both our Spring and Christmas Bird
RECOMMENDED NATIVE PLANTS , RECOMMENDED SOURCES, and NATIVE
PLANT LANDSCAPERS! Click or tap here for the webpage with our lists.
VISIT OUR “FIELD NOTES” BLOG: Be sure to keep up with the latest posts
including: Bird Friendly Yards: Deanna’s Story; Noticing the Little Things in a Summer Garden; A Florida and Georgia Trip
Report; Plant for Specialist Bees; Trees Are for the Birds; Leveraging Biodiversity Benefits on a Working
Farm; and more. Go to blog.
FILL OUT OUR UPDATED VOLUNTEER FORM: Check out our Volunteer webpage for
ways you can help and fill out our updated Volunteer Form to tell us about your
Audubon in Action
Several New Hope Audubon members met August 20 with Congressman Price and his Aide Elizabeth Adkins to request his support for: The Migratory Bird Protection Act, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, and Growing Climate Solutions Act. We also invited him to go with us on a bird walk along the Lower Booker Creek Trail in the fall.