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About Us

New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) is the chapter of the National Audubon Society that serves Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties in central North Carolina--including Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, and Pittsboro.

Our Mission:

The mission of the New Hope Audubon Society is to promote the conservation and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife, and natural ecosystems through public education, field research, advocacy, direct citizen action and contributions to other non-profit organizations with similar goals.

Contact Us


New Hope Audubon is a volunteer organization without an office or an office phone. Please use our email address to contact us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also use our mailing address, but our response may be slower:

New Hope Audubon Society, PO Box 2693, Chapel Hill, NC, 27515.

Officers/Committee Chairs

New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) is governed by a board of directors with duties outlined in the chapter by-laws. Officers are elected at the May membership meeting and serve through the following May. Committee and special project people are appointed by the board--volunteers are always welcome! Below is a list of current officers and committee chairs.



President: Tom Driscoll
Vice President: Robert "Bo" Howes
Secretary: Pat Reid
Treasurer: Frances Sample
Director: Carol Ripple
Director: John Kent
Director: Mark Kosiewski


Committee Chairs and Special Projects

Bird Seed Sale: Anne Dayer, Mary George Membership Chair: Jim George
Christmas & Spring Bird Counts: Norm Budnitz Publicity Chair: Jim George
Conservation Chair: Mark Kosiewski Newsletter Editor: Pat Reid
Eagle Count: Steve McMurray Program Chair: Mark Kosiewski
Education Chair: Mary George Stream Watch: John Kent
Field Trip Chair: Tom Driscoll Webmaster: Norm Budnitz
Hospitality Chair: Jill Paul Wildathon Chair: vacant
Important Bird Area, Eno River: Tom Driscoll Wildlife Observation Platform: Bo Howes
Important Bird Area, Jordan Lake: Bo Howes


If you would like to download our New Hope Audubon Society full-color brochure with beautiful drawings of feathers by Mike Skakuj, please click here.

Constitution and By-Laws

In 2011, New Hope Audubon Society updated and amended its Constitution and By-Laws. Click here for a PDF version of these documents.

Last Updated: February 6, 2015