New Hope Audubon is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties in 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. Learn More About Us »
MONTHLY MEETING: Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, September through May. Our next meeting will be at 7:00-9:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Allen Hurlbert from UNC Chapel Hill will give a talk about “Caterpillars Count! Measuring the seasonality of bird food for foliage gleaning migrant birds.” More details.
SPRING PLANTING SEASON IS HERE! See our lists of recommended native plants for a bird-friendly garden and our list of recommended sources for native plants (NEW!). Click here for lists.
SPRING BIRD COUNTS: NHAS sponsors the Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count that will take place May 5th this year. For more information, click here. For information on other local area bird counts, click here. And if you are interested in participating in the local Mini Breeding Bird Surveys, click here.
PIEDMONT BARN OWL INITIATIVE–UPDATE: New Hope Audubon has handed off our Barn Owl project to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The NCWRC will be installing more nest boxes in other parts of our state beyond our immediate area as well as monitoring the boxes we have already installed. Click here for more information.
VISIT OUR “FIELD NOTES” BLOG: Be sure to keep up with the latest posts including: Recovering with Birds, Spring Birding in Coastal Southeast Texas, How Are Wild Animals Injured?, Jordan Lake Gulls Revisited, Leave the Leaves! Go to blog.