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Monthly Meetings

April 2, 2015, at 7:00 PM. Pamela Bayne, Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

"Does This Bird Need Saving?"

There is no charge for these meetings and everyone, including nonmembers, is welcome. For details and directions click here.

Note: As a result of inclement weather, we had to postpone our March membership meeting. Debbie Roos will speak on "Create a Pollinator Paradise!" at our meetimg on May 7th.

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.

The End of Night?

Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 5 pm under the dome at the Morehead Planetarium. Please plan to join us for this special event which we are cosponsoring with the Morehead Planetarium. This presentation is free and open to the public (seating is limited). Click here for more information.

Paul Bogard, author of the End of Night will seek to restore our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky during his presentation. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet, in our artificially lit world, most of us experience true darkness rarely, if at all. He will base his presentation on his book, "The End of Night," and will share how the night sky has influenced the human experience across everything from art to science. Using a blend of personal narrative, natural history, science and astronomy, Bogard will describe the importance of darkness -- what we have lost, what we have still and what we might regain -- and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our skies tonight.

As spring bird migration begins, this is an especially important topic for Audubon since the lights of our buildings at night can cause migrating birds to become disoriented. Audubon North Carolina is partnering with chapters across the state to help darken the skies during migration and decrease bird deaths with the Lights Out North Carolina program. North Carolina’s three largest cities – Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem have already begun Lights Out programs with promising results.

Events Calendar

Some upcoming events. For information on these and other events, go to our calendar and click on an event for details.
  • March 14--Jordan Lake Cleanup
  • March 21--Talk by Paul Bogard, The End of Night
  • March 22--NHAS bird walk
  • April 4--Stream watch
  • April 4--NHAS bird walk
  • April 11--Chapel Hill Science Expo

Newsletter Available Online

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

Here's some of what you will find:
  • My Two Cents Worth, by Tom Driscoll
  • Breakfast Fit for an Eagle, by Norm Budnitz
  • Education Committee Activities, by Mary George
  • Feeder Watch, by Tom Driscoll--winter visitors
  • Jordan Lake Eagle Count, by Steve McMurray
  • Calendar of Events

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Bald Eagle
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The new boardwalk at Mason Farm


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: March 11, 2015