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The South Carolina Lowcountry is host to an incredible diversity of habitats, flora, and fauna, and is a birder's and nature photographers dream! Join Mecklenburg Audubon for our October membership meeting as naturalist and wildlife photographer Marvin Bouknight will give us a presentation tour of South Carolina's Lowcountry, unique habitats, and the incredible array of birds that reside there temporarily, seasonally, and permanently.
Marvin Bouknight is a professional naturalist and wildlife photographer, and author of the book, "South Carolina's Lowcountry … Naturally". He is originally from South Carolina, where he earned a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries biology from Clemson University, and he is now the new director for the Charlotte Nature Museum.
So join us for a leisurely stroll through South Carolina's lowcountry on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Tyvola Senior Center (2225 Tyvola Rd.).
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In a comprehensive, first-of-its kind study of how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds, National Audubon scientists report that 314 species will lose more than half of their current climatic range by 2080. Using three decades of citizen-scientist observations from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and the North American Breeding Bird Survey along with internationally recognized greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, they mapped where each bird's ideal climatic range may be found in the future as the climate changes. These maps serve as a guide to how each bird's current range could expand, contract, or shift across three future time periods.
Read about the report and explore the impact on individual species.
For a list of five things you can do to help right now.
Some people have called it a "tailgate party for birders."
We just call it fun birding. Come join us on the viewing platform at Cowan's Ford any time from dawn to dusk for as long as you can. We will keep a running tally of what we see. Although this is an all day event, you don't have to be there all day. If you can great! If not drop in for several hours during the day to help us count. Viewing will begin at 6:30 AM and go to dark.
We'll have hot coffee and tea and a grill for hot dogs or you can bring your own picnic lunch. Bring some folding chairs if you plan to be around for a while. During the counting lulls there will be time to swap birding adventure stories. You don't have to tell us you're coming, just show up.
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Mecklenburg Audubon is selling Bird-Friendly coffee to raise conservation funds to help protect habitat for the Wood Thrush. For more information.
Regular: 12 oz - $13.00
  32 oz. - $23.00
Decaf: 12 oz. - $14.00
  32 oz - $25.00
Whole beans or coarse, extra fine, fine, medium grind available.
To order contact Bill Duston [].
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