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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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      Check back for HPAS
              Events in 2018
February 2018

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

All events are free and open to the public.
      Birders of all levels are welcome.

      Hemlock Restoration Initiative
  Is Asking for Volunteers to Help FRA    
To volunteer or learn ways
       to be envolved,
   Visit the FRA website
             Mountain Warbler Buzz December 2017

Seventeen birders braved the freezing temperatures and snowy ground to complete our Christmas Bird Count on Friday, December 15.  This is Highlands and we are used to it.  It did not seem to bother the birds for we found 47 species and a total of 1,109 individuals.  The number of species was a high number for the last several years.  Details will be published later, or you can visit the National Audubon web site for a complete listing of the species observed.
The picture shows everyone after enjoying a chili lunch at the Hudson Library.

Happy New year to everyone!

Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin
and Scaly Mountain
in Western North Carolina