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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.

Seeking Volunteers
 
EMAS is seeking volunteers to serve as At-Large members of the Board. Have time to attend most of ten yearly board meetings to discuss the goals and activities of a great organization? WE WANT YOU! If you love to write and know your way around a computer, we even have some very specific positions you may just love! If you are interested in being on our Board, or have someone to suggest, please contact Gail Lankford. Or complete the Survey and return it to Gail.

Bird Walk for the Physically Challenged
 
EMAS will host a bird walk for persons using wheelchairs and walkers on Monday May 5 at 9:00 AM at the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. The walk will be limited to 10 persons. You must make a reservation by emailing Marilyn Kolton or by calling 259-9461. A birder will be available to help each participant see the birds. Bring binoculars if possible; some binoculars will be provided.

Upcoming Events
 
March Program Join us on March 18 at 7:00 PM at the Reuters Center, UNCA for Dr. Mike Erwin's presentation "Living on the Edge of Rising Seas: Waterbirds of the Virginia and North Carolina Barrier Islands." Based on his 30 years experience of research on waterbirds and wetlands in the Atlantic coastal regions, Dr. Erwin will provide an overview of the species of waterbirds that nest or migrate through the region and describe some expected scenarios of how sea level rise will affect some of their long-term prospects.
 
Dr. Erwin has been a federal research biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and later, US Geological Survey for 34 years at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. He spent 1996 - 2012 stationed at the University of Virginia where he was Research Professor of Environmental Science. His primary research focus was on waterbird populations and their habitats in the eastern US, although he has had research involvement in China, France, Suriname, Guyana, and the Caribbean. Recent work involved island restoration in Chesapeake Bay. He has authored more than 125 technical reports, book chapters, and monographs.
 
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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