New Hope

Audubon Society

New Hope Audubon is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving  Chatham, Durham, Orange and parts of surrounding counties in central North Carolina. Our members live in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, and surrounding rural areas. New Hope Audubon strives to protect birds, wildlife, and their local habitats through conservation, education, advocacy, and outdoor enjoyment. Look for us on Facebook (page and group), Twitter, and Meetup.

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Due to COVID-19, our monthly meetings this fall (September through December) will be virtual meetings.  Watch this space for details on how to register and attend. Our September meeting will be our usual slideshow of members photographs, but there will be no potluck. To submit 10-12 of your nature/environment slides, contact Norm Budnitz for details at

FLYING JEWELS AND WILDFLOWERS IN THE GARDEN: New Hope Audubon is sponsoring the following program on hummingbirds by Susan Campell. Originally intended as an on-site event at the NC Botanical Garden, it is now being presented as a Zoom webinar. Please join in the excitement on August 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. There is a charge for this event. Registration is required at this link.

SEE OUR LIST OF NATIVE PLANTS AND RECOMMENDED SOURCES!  Our list of recommended native plants for a bird-friendly garden is now compatible with your smart phone.   Click or tap here for our list. Also we have a list of recommended sources for native plants.  Click or tap here for the webpage with the list.

VISIT OUR “FIELD NOTES” BLOG: Be sure to keep up with the latest posts including: Jordan Lake Bird Counts–Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4; Neonics, Bee-Killing Insecticides that also Harm Birds; Preventing that Dreaded Thump, Jordan Lake Gulls Revisited–Revisited, Restoring the Lower Booker Creek Trail to a Bird-Friendly Habitat, Living with Cats and Birds, Deer Wars, and Saving the Birds One Yard at a Time.   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 interests.

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