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Welcome to the Asheville area's chapter of the Audubon Society! Join us for informational meetings, bird walks, and volunteer opportunities.
Visit the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, which is owned and managed by our chapter.

 
National Audubon Birds and Climate Study
On September 9, National Audubon Society released a new science study that shows that nearly half of the US and Canada’s birds (314 species) are severely threatened by global warming and that many could go extinct if we do not act. Every bird species has a “tolerance zone” for climate conditions – similar to garden tolerance zones. If the climate gets too hot, too cold, too wet or too dry, birds will be forced to leave their homes and move north or up in elevation or inland. But many will have nowhere else to go. Many of our local warblers and other beloved mountain breeders, will be unable to move any higher in elevation.

To give birds a chance, we need to do two things: protect the places on the ground that we know birds will need today and in the future; and work together to reduce the severity of global warning. Audubon’s science provides a roadmap for protecting birds.

To learn more about Audubon’s climate study, visit the National Audubon website and view this video from National Audubon.

I urge you to visit these sites and learn how you can make a difference. Upcoming analysis of the science study data will focus on North Carolina species at risk. Elisha Mitchell Audubon will track the research on North Carolina birds and share the recommendations from National Audubon and Audubon North Carolina with our members.

 
Upcoming Events
May Program "Saving the Cerulean Warbler: American Bird Conservancy Initiatives in Latin America" meeting. We request a $5 donation to support the Birdathon. Benjamin Skolnik, Director of International Program Development for the American Bird Conservancy, will discuss the accomplishments of the Cerulean Warbler Corridor project to date and provide an overview of the many activities underway in Colombia. He will also discuss the broader context of protecting migratory and threatened resident avian species in Latin America and provide a snapshot of some of the hot global debates regarding biodiversity policy where ABC is actively making a difference for birds. All EMAS programs are free and open to the public. We'll meet in the Reuter Center at 7:00 pm on April 21 at UNCA. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!
 
May is our Birdathon meeting. We request a $5 donation, all of which we go to support the Cerulean Warbler Reserve in Colombia, South America. To learn more about the 2015 EMAS Birdathon, visit the Birdathon Fundraiser page on this website.
 
Sierra Club Meeting - "Climate Change Interactive Simulation". The Sierra Club will hold a special meeting on climate change on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 PM at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Pl. (Charlotte & Edwin in Asheville). Drew Jones of Climate Interactive will lead a hands-on interactive session where participants will work together to create a global scenario for addressing climate change, which has been used by the US State Dept, the UN, and the Chinese government. Drew will also share his reflections on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations, which are leading up to a summit meeting of 196 countries in Paris this December 2015.
 
 
Note: For maps to meeting and walk locations, please see "map" links in the Google calendar below.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs and bird walks are free and open to the public.
 
 
 
 
Black-and-white Warbler at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
 
 
 
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