The Highlands Plateau Greenway is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop a system of walking and hiking trails that protect and connect the natural settings and historic sites of the Highlands, N. C., area.
Check out this website. It is about a new program to encourage learning and citizen involvement with our Highlands Plateau environment. This program is sponsored by Audubon NC and its partners, Highlands Biological Station, Highlands Nature Center, and your own Highlands Plateau Audubon Society. Further details will be appearing in the local newspapers.
What Bird - "The Ultimate Bird Guide" Just about everything a birder needs all on one website. This site includes bird calls, methods of visual identification, birds in specific areas, books, feeders . . .
From the website...about NCBT: "Our trail is more than just lines on a map. It physically links great bird watching sites and birders with communities, businesses and other local historical and educational attractions. Efforts to develop the North Carolina Birding Trail began in October 2003. The trail is presently being developed for the coastal plain. Future plans are to expand westward to include the piedmont and mountains."
Project FeederWatch participants are Citizien Scientists. Would you like to add to the enjoyment of your backyard birding by helping to collect scientific data on bird populations? It's really easy. Project FeederWatch is sponsored by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Record the numbers of birds of each species that you see at your feeder. There's no minimum requirement for the amount of time you watch each day and no penalty if you miss a week here and there. You will enjoy having a "purpose" for your daily bird watching. Your $15 participant's fee covers the materials and instructions and a subscription to the newsletter, Birdscope.
This website is a large resource of links and information relating to the outdoors and Western North Carolina. There is a monthly list of wildflowers (really great!), a Weather link that is very specific, Books, Event Calendars, Music and Festivals, and much more.
Master Wood Carver, Harold Smith has been carving birds for 35 years. Many people have become collectors of Harold's birds. These carvings are done with attention to the finest details of form and color. This website contains pictures of over one hundred handcarved birds. Some are on hand - all can be ordered.
As the name would imply, there is much of interest here. Check out each drop-down menu. Under Animals choose Birds. There is a Bird of the Month, information on shade grown coffe, games, webcams, research articles, etc. Under Conservation & Science, choose Migratory Birds. Under Shop, there are items to purchase in the Migratory
Avabase is a taxonomic clearinghouse hosted by the nonprofit organization Bird Studies Canada. It covers all the world's avian species and provides the latest information on nomenclature, classification, subspecies and conservation status. There are also range maps at the country level. It contains 1.4 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies.
Set up in 1994, the Wekiva Basin Banding Station is the longest continuously running bird banding station in Florida. Once the original project in Wekiwa Springs State Park ended, a new location was found to continue monitoring just South of Wekiwa Springs. Currently operating on the property of Lake Lotus along the Little Wekiva River (part of the Wekiva Basin), they track bird activity through Central Florida from August through May each year. Lake Lotus in Altamonte Springs is just north of Orlando, Florida, USA on Maitland Boulevard (414). Wonderful bird pictures on this site.
Visitors are welcome with advanced notice as parking instructions are necessary. Contact Bander-in-Charge Andrew Boyle at email@example.com if you are interested in viewing the banding process and check the blog for upcoming banding schedules which are subject to change due to weather. Scheduled banding times are listed at the bottom of the most recent blog entry.
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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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