People Count. Birds Count:
The NC Bird Atlas
Thursday, February 2th | 7:15 PM
Tyvola Senior Center
Since 1970, we’ve lost an estimated total of 2.9 billion birds across North America, that is 1 in 4 birds now gone! This includes common species like the White-throated Sparrow (down by 93 million). However, targeted survey and conservation efforts can help!
The first step is having a detailed picture of birds and what they depend on to be healthy in the state. Through the North Carolina Bird Atlas project, we can gather essential information about the current and future distribution and abundance of NC’s birds and prevent listing species as endangered or even becoming extinct.
At our February meeting Alicia Bachman, Piedmont NC Atlas Technician, will provide a wealth of information about the NC Atlas. She will share some of the current data which has been collected already plus explain how ‘atlasing’ works and how you can participate.
So, trek on over to the Tyvola Senior Center on Thursday, February 2nd to learn some new skills that will help protect birds. This will be another hybrid meeting, so folks who cannot make it in person can join us virtually. Refreshments will begin around 6:45 PM with the program starting at 7:15 PM. The link will be sent out on Wednesday, Feburary 1st.
Piping plover (bird) with the legs of several chicks hiding under the bird. Photo by Edmund Prescottano/Audubon Photography Awards
Burrowing owl peeking around the edge of a fence post. By Matt Henson/Audubon Photography Awards
Close-up of a great horned owl face. Photo by Scott Zimmermann./Audubon Photography Awards.