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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
Sierra Club November Program - Water Quality in Western North Carolina
The Sierra Club presents "Water Quality in Western North Carolina." Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson will show a phone application where citizens can report clean water violations. He will also talk about water quality in WNC, fish habitat, sedimentation, the French Broad paddling trail, and the riverkeeper networks. Sierra Club programs are free and open to the public. Wednesday November 2, Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville (Charlotte Street and Edwin Place)
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, November 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Jackson Park bird walk: Saturday, November 12 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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