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EMAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Welcome to the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society!
Join us for informational programs, bird walks, and volunteer opportunities.
Visit the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, which is owned and managed by our chapter.

Have you visited our new Bird-Friendly Garden at the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary? If not, stop by sometime! The project was inspired by Audubon North Carolina's Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year program. Learn about Bird-Friendly Gardening by visiting our Bird-Friendly Gardens page.

National Audubon Birds and Climate Study
In 2014, the National Audubon Society released a study showing that nearly half of the bird species in the U.S. and Canada (314 species) are severely threatened by climate change and many could go extinct if we do not act. To learn more about Audubonís climate study, visit the National Audubon website and view this video from National Audubon. Please visit these sites and learn how you can make a difference!
Upcoming Events
2017 Programs I hope you enjoyed the EMAS program presentations in 2016. We enjoyed informative and fun programs on Wildflowers, Puffins, Black Bears, the Birds of Morocco and more. And we concluded the year with a special airing of the inspiring film - The Wood Thrush Connection. We hope to offer an equally exciting lineup of programs in 2017. Programs are on the 3rd Tuesday of March-June and September-Novembers (7:00 PM) at the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Check this site for the program announcements. All EMAS programs are free and open to the public. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!
American Kestral - Special Program 2:00 PM, December 17, Pack Memorial Library American Kestrels are disappearing and no one knows why. Dr. Sarah Schulwitz, Assistant Director of he American Kestrel Partnership, will discuss several research recommendations for moving forward for the conservation of this beautiful and charismatic but declining falcon. Joe Tomcho of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission has established a next box program for Kestrels in the Sandy Mush Game Lands in Buncombe County. Learn more and get involved with the American Kestrel Partnership at the American Kestrel Partnership website.
Fall is in the air! Join us for upcoming bird walks as we look (and listen) for late-season neotropical migrants and newly arrived winter residents, such as sparrows and ducks. You never know what we might find!

Beaver Lake bird walk: Saturday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m.

Jackson Park bird walk: Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Owen Park bird walk: Saturday, December 17 at 9:00 a.m.

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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