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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.

2015 Audubon Calendars-Now Available
2015 Audubon Calendars are now available at Wild Birds Unlimited in Gerber Village, 10 Crispin Court off Hendersonville Road in south Asheville. All proceeds to Elisha Mitchell Audubon. These beautiful calendars make wonderful Christmas gifts. EMAS thanks Chris Jaquette of Wild Birds Unlimited for supporting the 2015 Audubon calendar sales.

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
Special EMAS Bird Walk Join Steve Ritt on Sunday Nov 2 at 8:00 AM for a bird walk at Warren Wilson College. Steve is a master at finding rare sparrows. Should be fun! Meet in the parking lot of Owen Park. See the Nov 2 calendar for a map to the meeting spot.
November Program - Tundra: The Snowy Owl In December 2013, a Snowy Owl showed up in Transylvania County, far from its normal winter range. Unfortunately, the owl was close to starvation but fortunately Carlton Burke, a wildlife rehabilitator, was able to pick up the bird. The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society's general meeting program will feature Carlton Burke discussing Snowy Owls and the rehabilitation of Tundra. All EMAS programs are free and open to the public. We'll meet in the Reuter Center at UNCA on Tuesday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!
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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