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Thursday, April 5th • 7:15 PM • Tyvola Senior Center
At this moment thousands of small feathered creatures are taking wing on an arduous journey from the warmth of the tropics to the more temperate climes in North America. Many of them will pass through the Carolinas to the delight of birders. For the most part they are brightly colored little gems. They are neotropic warblers, also known as new world warblers, and are only found in the western hemisphere. Birders eagerly await their arrival with both joy and dread. The joy is seeing their bright colors. The dread is finding them, as they like to either hide in thick shrubs or bounce around high up in the tree tops. Warbler neck is a common malaise for birders in the spring.
There is one thing that can help locate these charming creatures, their song. Each species has a unique song and even though in most cases it isn’t a warble, it helps birders locate birds. This month’s meeting will focus on learning some of those songs. As a follow up to last spring’s program, Ken Kneidel will present Birding by Ear Part 2, focusing in on the warblers we are most likely to encounter in the Carolinas. He’ll give us tips on what to listen for and where to look once you hear the call. It will be an interactive presentation so come prepared to listen and learn. So join the flock as we prepare for the incoming migration at the Tyvola Senior Center (2225 Tyvola Rd.) on Thursday, April 5th. Refreshments will be ready around 6:45 PM with the program beginning at 7:15 PM.

Birds of the Central Carolinas

Mecklenburg Audubon is excited to announce this labor of love by local birders, photographers and illustrators will go on sale at the April meeting. 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 on sources; 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. (Cost: $45)

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Order Birds & Beans Coffee from MAS and support habitat conservation for the Wood Thrush in Central America.
Regular 12 oz. - $14.00
Regular 32 oz. - $25.00
Decaf 12 oz. - $15.00
Decaf 32 oz. - $27.00
To pre-order your coffee for pick-up at the monthly meeting email Jan Fowler [] and provide him with the following information: Name, Phone Number, Email address, Number of bags desired, Type of coffee, Grind type, and Size.
For more information about the different roasts and Birds & Beans.
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