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Highlands Plateau
Audubon Society
The mission of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is to provide opportunities to enjoy and learn about birds and other wildlife and to promote conservation and restoration of the habitats that support them.

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August 3rd at 7:00 PM
Hudson Library in Highlands
(Please enter from the back of the Library)

See the climate forecast map

Saving North Carolina's Climate Threatened Birds

Big Bird Box Real Estate Boom!!
For the article concerning the bird boxes
    and how you might be able to help,
                    Click HERE
Results of The Christmas Bird Count 2015
    List of birds - Romney Bathurst
   Downloadable pdf.
Highlands Falls partners with HPAS.
                   See article HERE.
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314 Species on the Brink
More information and a map

The Mystery of Beautiful Males Explained
    Thanks to:
Photos by Ed Boos
Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin
and Scaly Mountain
in Western North Carolina
Greg Craybas
314 Species on the Brink
Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil
nearly half of U.S. birds within this century


All of AUGUST's Events
(Pdf. printable file)

Osprey Nest Live-cam
Audubon sponsored webcam of ospreys.
For centuries, the mysterious nighttime lives and uncanny hunting skills of owls have made them fascinating hallmarks of children's stories and folk tales the world over. But what actually makes owls so special? Bird trainers Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls, eagles, falcons, geese, pigeons, and two newly-hatched barn owls - Luna and Lily - provide a rare opportunity to learn more about these unique birds. Using the latest in camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and super-sensitive microphones, we can take a brand new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st century technology and design.

                             PBS Film:
                    Owl Power
Jailbird Parrots Return to the Wild

Board Letter to Audubon National about Feature Story
                               - by Russ Regnery


Text thanks to PBS

The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will host a beginner's bird walk at 8:30 a.m. at the Cashiers Commons, including the area around the Recreation Center, Boardwalk and Village Green. There are plenty of birds to be seen here. The President of HPAS Russ Regnery will lead with Board member Ann Campbell assisting. Loaner Binoculars will be available. Basic birding skills for beginners will be stressed. Meet in the new Rec Center parking lot.
Saturday, August 1st
Audubon Magazine Article