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Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are on hiatus for the summer. Our next meeting will be September 3, 2015, so watch this space for details.

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.

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.
  • July 25--NHAS bird walk
  • August 1--NHAS stream watch

Newsletter Available Online

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

Here's some of what you will find:
  • My Two Cents Worth, by Tom Driscoll
  • This Team Is for the Birds, by Tom Griffin
  • NHAS Board Adopts New Mission Statement, by Carol Ripple
  • Help in the Garden, by Norm Budnitz
  • Bird Friendly Habitat Certification
  • Education Committee Activities, by Mary George
  • Calendar of Events

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Brown-headed Nuthatch
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Coral Honeysuckle


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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Great Blue Heron

Last Updated: July 20, 2015