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.
The PBS series, NATURE, follows local biologists and conservationists, Miriam Supuma and Paul Igag, into the dense, mosquito-ridden forests in their quest to document the mating behaviors of several exceptional and elusive birds of paradise. Their work gives us new insights into the habits and population health of the different species. Working with local tribes, they research which birds of paradise are most in need of protection, and the team is able to work toward curbing the hunting practices that put these delicate birds at risk. Donít miss the strange, beautiful antics of a family of birds so remarkable, they truly do seem to be visitors from paradise.
Bird of Paradise
July 11- "Bird of the Gods" film
to be presented at 7 p.m. at Hudson Library
July 2 - HPAS birding trip to the Cashier's Village Green with President Russ Regnery. Meet at the parking lot for the new Community Rec Center behind the Library at 8 a.m. Loaner binoculars will be available. Little hiking required.
July 11 - "Birds of the Gods" film to be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Library following a mixer at 7. This PBS film features birds with elegant plumage, once considered descendants of birds from the Garden of Eden. Enter through back door.
July 15-July 16 - "Mountain Wildlife Days" at the Sapphire Valley ski slopes outside of Cashiers featuring a diverse mixture of adult and children programs. This event is designed to provide a unique experience for all ages. Live animals, exceptional commentary, music and outstanding photography all contribute to helping develop a better appreciation and connection with nature and wildlife. All day each day.
July 19 - Birds and Beer (or wine or tea) at Satulah Mountain Brewing Company in Highlands. Spirited discussion of birds and birding starting at 5 p.m.
July 25- A presentation on "Golden-winged Warblers of Costa Rica" by John Gerwin at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Library following a mixer at 7. Please enter through back door. Learn about the winter habitat of this striking migrant that is now a rare sighting.