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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 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.

Special Field Trip
May 9 from 7:30 to about 11:30 EMAS members will be able to enter and bird areas of the Northfork reservoir for a survey of spring migrants. Any EMAS member is welcome to sign on, although space is limited to 18 total. If you want to participate, please email Gail Lankford. She will add you to the list of participants. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced birders are all welcome. For those interested, directions and carpooling options will be sent later.

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.

At the June 17 general meeting, members will vote on the following slate of nominees for the Board of Directors of EMAS. Nominations can also be made from the floor, if the person nominated has agreed to be nominated. On even years, such as 2014, those elected will serve as directors at large for one 2 year term.

Four current board members, all from Asheville, are nominated for another term:
Dayna Fiest
Ed Hauser
Marilyn Kolton
Simon Thompson
First time nominees:
Diane Lombardi, retired landscape designer, Asheville
James Poling, retired educator, Black Mountain
Emilie Travis, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Asheville
Upcoming Events
May Program The tiny Golden-winged Warbler is one of the fastest-declining birds in the Americas. Audubon North Carolina is actively engaged in Golden-winged Warbler research and conservation with much of that effort spear-headed by Curtis Smalling, Director of Land Bird Conservation for ANC and by Aimee Tomcho, ANC Conservation Biologist. Their presentation will summarize recent advances in understanding the biology of Golden-winged warblers and in the management of the bird both here and in the tropics. We'll meet in the Reuter Center at UNCA on Tuesday, May 20, 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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