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Monthly Meetings

May 7, 2015, at 7:00 PM. Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent, "Create a Pollinator Paradise!"

Debbie will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs,and vines to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. She will give a virtual tour of her demonstration pollinator garden in Pittsboro. There is no charge for these meetings and everyone, including nonmembers, is welcome. For details and directions click here.

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.

Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count

New Hope Audubon sponsers the Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count each year. This year, the count will be on Sunday, May 3, 2015. For detailed information click here.

Links to the results of the Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count, the compiler's notes, and the cummulative data since 1977 can all be found here.

Here is a list of some of the other local area counts with contact information. Click on a name to send an email.

Events Calendar

Some upcoming events. For information on these and other events, go to our calendar and click on an event for details.
  • April 27--Chapel Hill Bird Club meeting
  • May 2--NHAS bird walk
  • May 2--NHAS stream watch
  • May 7--NHAS monthly meeting

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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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: April 16, 2015