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Monthly Meetings

February 5, 2015, at 7:00 PM. Nick Flanders, PhD candidate in Ecology at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

"Alcids: Ecology and Management in the Northwest Atlantic"

Nick's talk will focus on the life history and ecology of the alcid species recorded in NC along with some results from his graduate research related to their conservation. 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 Christmas Bird Count

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

Events Calendar

Some upcoming events. For information on these and other events, go to our calendar and click on an event for details.
  • January 31 to February 1--Field Class in Little Brown Bird Identification (spaces available)
  • February 7--Stream Watch
  • February 8--NHAS Bird walk

Field Class in Little Brown Bird Identification

In this field class we will concentrate on learning how to find and identify those ‘mice’ of the avian world, those LBJs, those Little Brown Jobs—sparrows, larks, pipits, and longspurs. Birds in these groups can be difficult to identify, but the feeling of success is worth the challenge. A number of these species winter in eastern North Carolina fields and hedgerows, and we will spend two days finding and studying them to learn their habits and field marks.

  • When: Saturday, January 31 to Sunday, February 1, 2015
  • Cost: $20 donation to New Hope Audubon Society. Participants will also pay for their own food, lodging, and transportation. Limit 15.
  • For more information, click on the event in our calendar.
  • To sign up, send us an email at: newhopeaudubon@gmail.org, and put "Field Class" in the subject line.

Newsletter Available Online

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

Here's some of what you will find:
  • My Two Cents Worth, by Tom Driscoll
  • Pelagic Birding, Part II, by Norm Budnitz--birds of the open ocean
  • Bird Friendly Gardens, by Jim George
  • Feeder Watch, by Tom Driscoll--winter visitors
  • Jordan Lake Eagle Count, by Steve McMurray
  • Thanks for a Successful Bird Seed Sale, by Mary George
  • Calendar of Events

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White-tailed Tropicbird
Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina

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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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Last Updated: January 26, 2015