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    The April 2015
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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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Audubon North Carolina
Chapter Officers and Contacts
Join Highlands Audubon Society
Franklin Bird Club Events
Articles of Interest
Bird List
Community Involvement
Recent Outings
Field Trips and Programs
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Many Thanks to our  Sponsor:

The Mountain Garden Club

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Pot Luck Dinner and Program
June 8th
Highlands Civic Center

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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Pot Luck dinner. Bring any appetizer, main dish, veggie, salad or desert, with serving utensils, for our meal starting at 6PM; the program will begin at 7:30.  HPAS will furnish soft drinks & water.  This is always a delicious and well-attended start to our summer season! 
314 Species on the Brink
More information and a map

The Mystery of Beautiful Males Explained
    Thanks to:

Our Recent Trip to Dauphin Island
Photos and Bird List
Photos by Ed Boos
Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin
and Scaly Mountain
in Western North Carolina
Wings to Soar Flying Exhibition
          coming to Highlands
Greg Craybas

One of the Southeast’s premier raptor presentations, Wings to
Soar, will bring birds of prey to the old gym of the Highlands
School, located at 545 Pierson Drive, off of South Fifth Street,
in an entertaining and informative program for people of all
ages. The show starts at 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday, May 26, and is
free and open to the public. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, a
dynamic twosome who are professional presenters at Rock City,
will provide a fun-filled evening designed to educate those
attending about nature and birds of prey including eagles,
hawks, owls and falcons.The presentations combines music,
videos and live birds of prey flying over the audience and
giving a whole new meaning to the phrase, “fly by.”The mission
of Wings to Soar is to create awareness about the vital role birds
of prey play in the natural world. Through their exiting outreach
programs, they strive to take environmental education to heights
and give audiences a unique opportunity to view and interact
with a variety of birds of prey, up close.
This event is free and is provided for all adults and children in
Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Toxaway and surrounding areas.
It is a part of Mountain Wildlife Days Outreach and is being
co-sponsored by the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society.
For additional information, contact John Edwards, director
of Mountain Wildlife Days, at 828-743-9648.
Curtis Smalling will be our speaker. Curtis
is Audubon North Carolina Important Bird
Areas Coordinator and Mountain Program
He will be speaking on the work Audubon and
partners are doing for the Pisgah Nantahala Forest
Plan Revision and whatthe birds can tell us about
that process, and how the chapter and individuals
can continue to have their voices heard.
He is a captivating speaker -
be sure to join us!
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