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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.

National Audubon
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 & Programs
Many Thanks to our  Sponsor:

The Mountain Garden Club

Audubon North Carolina Blog
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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
Highlands Falls partners with HPAS.
                   See article HERE.
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More information and a map

The Mystery of Beautiful Males Explained
    Thanks to:
Greg Craybas
314 Species on the Brink
Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil
nearly half of U.S. birds within this century

Franklin Bird Club

HPAS Places Nesting Boxes
on Cashiers Library Grounds

Christmas Bird Count
Friday, Dec. 18th, 2016

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      Remaining HPAS Events
                    for 2017
December 2017

The nest box ad-hoc committee 
  summaries of nesting results:
Dr. Olga Milenkaya (Young Harris College) refers to the boxes that she has been monitoring during the 2016 season.
Dr. Barbara Ballentine and her student, Traci Ballance - 2016 results as related to the boxes they checked in Macon and Jackson Counties.
William McReynolds - Nest Box Totals and
data analysis.
Michele Styring - Nest Box Observations
as of March 2017

Events for May
All events are free and open to the public.
      Birders of all levels are welcome.
December 15th:
Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin
and Scaly Mountain
in Western North Carolina
Happy Holidays

      Hemlock Restoration Initiative
  Is Asking for Volunteers to Help FRA    
To volunteer or learn ways
       to be envolved,
   Visit the FRA website
      One of our Chapter's most important annual activities will take place on Friday, December 15th.   
      This event is both enjoyable and relevant to our mission of environmental and wildlife conservation. You do not have to be an expert birder to join in. 
       Join the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society for this important activity.  We will meet at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands at 7:30 A.M.  Binoculars and check lists will be provided.  Email Brock Hutchins at for more information or to join the effort.
Everyone will be assigned to teams as quickly as possible on Friday morning,so you can head out and do the count.  Please don't be late.
There will be a chili lunch provided at the Hudson Library beginning at Noon until 3 PM for you to enjoy after you finish your count.  We can share stories about birds we found.
If you are concerned about the weather, don't call Brock to see if the count is still on.  This is the only date and time for this event.
       Everyone must make their own decision about the weather and their safety if the weather turns bad.  We will rework the teams as necessary with those that do show up