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Definitive book about the birds of central
North & South Carolina
Mecklenburg Audubon is excited to announce this labor of love by local birders, photographers and illustrators is on sale now. The book is a first of its kind, an authoritative, comprehensive summary of the status, distribution, and historical context of all the birds regularly occurring in the Piedmont of both Carolinas. It includes original historical research never before compiled and published in one source; full accounts of 312 species with additional partial accounts of another 60 species; over 400 color photographs taken in the central Carolinas; and the complete results of the Mecklenburg County Breeding Bird Atlas.
You can purchase the book at Park Road Books, Wing Haven and several of the local bird stores.
 
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Don't forget to submit your local sightings to eBird and share them with MeckAudubon (username). It helps us keep track of what is being seen when in the county. Thanks.
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May's Virtual (Recorded) Program
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MAS Activities Cancelled thru August
Exploring and learning together with other birders is the best part of being a member of the Mecklenburg Audubon Society. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus is determined to keep us apart.

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel all bird walks, field trips, and membership meetings, including our annual June Picnic until Fall. Watch this page to get details when our schedule resumes.

Thanks, stay safe and we hope to see you again soon!

 
Postponed until Spring 2022 - Date TBA
Audubon North Carolina is working to determine a new date for our Summit event that was postponed by the pandemic. Mecklenburg Audubon looks forward to hosting it when it is re-scheduled.
We hope you are having fun birding in your backyard and enjoying all kinds of virtual birding events. See what's going on online at: https://bit.ly/36eGjMI
Can't wait until we can be together again in person! Stay safe and take care.
 
Audubon’s new report, Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink, is the most detailed look at the impact of climate change on birds using the latest climate models and bird data available. The report includes a first-of-its-kind zip code-based climate tool: Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer, which shows you how climate change will impact local birds and your community—and ways you can help.
For more specific information about impacts on North Carolina birds download North Carolina Survival by Degrees Brief.
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
All events have been cancelled through August. See you in September!!!
 
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Order Birds & Beans Coffee from MAS and support habitat conservation for the Wood Thrush and other migrating birds in Central America.
Regular 12 oz. - $14.00
Regular 32 oz. - $25.00
Regular 80 oz. - $56.00
Decaf 12 oz. - $15.00
Decaf 32 oz. - $27.00
Decaf 80 oz. - $58.00
For more information about the different roasts, grind types and Birds & Beans.
To pre-order your coffee for pick-up at the monthly meeting email Jan Fowler at janmfowler@gmail.com and provide the following information: Name, Phone Number, Email address, Number of bags desired, Type of coffee, Grind type, and Size.
 
Research Grants

Mecklenburg Audubon is initiating a research grant program in 2019 that will focus on conservation research and education projects related to the general study of birds, bird habitat preservation and restoration of bird populations.

Initially, MAS will issue two grants annually in amounts not to exceed $500 each. Our focus will be on projects proposed by local undergraduate and graduate students. Within the next two weeks we will be advising local college professors of the availability of this program.
We will take grant applications via a MAS web site form. Drs. Larry Leamy and Steve Coggin, who are board members and retired college professors, will serve as evaluators.
 
 
 
 
 
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