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The Brown-headed Nuthatch, a southern bird born and bred, needs your help to find a good home. Because of urbanization and deforestation, these nuthatches are losing the pinewoods and dead trees they need for nest holes. These darlin’ squeaky birds need more nest boxes now so we can all enjoy them for generations to come.
With your help, 10,000 new Brown-headed Nuthatch homes will be put up in North Carolina by 2015. To help with this effort Mecklenburg Audubon is selling nestboxes specifically designed for these diminutive birds for $15. We will have the boxes at our monthly meetings. But to make sure there is one waiting for you please contact Jill Palmer to reserve your box.
To keep track of how many houses are going up, please register your Nuthatch Nest Box project participation. When you register, we'll send you more fun facts about nuthatches and other backyard birds.
More information on the project and Brown-headed Nuthatches -
Brown-headed Nuthatches Need a Good Home!
Fact Sheet
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•Mark Stanback's Research on Brown-headed Nuthatches in the Charlotte Area
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Why drink Bird-Friendly Coffee

Coffee drinkers who attend MAS meetings have noticed that the coffee we serve is really good. So much so that we often run out. The coffee is not only good-tasting, but it is also very bird friendly. Our coffee source is Birds & Beans, which only uses organic, shade grown, bird-friendly coffee that is certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Not only is the coffee grown in a bird-friendly manner, but Birds & Beans donates more than 10% of their profits to a variety of bird and nature organizations.
This brief two page.pdf takes the myster out of all the different labels on coffee that pertain to protecting birds and other wildlife.
Bird Friendly® coffee should be the only choice for coffee drinkers who are serious about conservation and increasing migratory bird populations. Birds & Beans® is the only us coffee brand selling solely shade-grown, organic, fair trade, Smithsonian Bird Friendly® certified beans. Great for birds, family farmers and their workers, and the earth we all share. Great tasting coffee too!

B & B coffee is the ONLY coffee that is served at MAS meetings and we hope you will consider purchasing a bag or two. Purchasing coffee that provides direct support to protect threatened habitat in Central America helps our migrating songbirds and raptors have winter habitat for years to come. You can get in on this great-tasting conservation coffee by ordering Birds & Beans Bird-Friendly coffee for delivery at the next Mecklenburg Audubon Society meeting, or for delivery in the Charlotte metro area if you are unable to attend the MAS meeting. Please follow the ordering directions below.

Here is the selection we are offering:
Chestnut-sided Warbler Medium Roast (12 ounces) $14.00
Chestnut-sided Warbler Medium Roast (32 ounces) $25.00
Chestnut-sided Warbler Medium Roast (80 ounces) $56.00
Wood Thrush Breakfast Light Roast (12 ounces) $14.00
Wood Thrush Breakfast Light Roast (32 ounces) $25.00
Wood Thrush Breakfast Light Roast (80 ounces) $56.00
Scarlet Tanager Dark Roast (12 ounces) $14.00
Scarlet Tanager Dark Roast (32 ounces) $25.00
Scarlet Tanager Dark Roast (80 ounces) $56.00
Baltimore Oriole French Roast (Decaf) (12 ounces) $15.00
Baltimore Oriole French Roast (Decaf) (32 ounces) $27.00
Baltimore Oriole French Roast (Decaf) (80 ounces) $58.00
You have the choice of coarse, extra fine, fine or medium grinds. WHOLE BEANS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.
To pre-order your coffee, please email Jan Fowler at and provide the following information: Name, Phone Number, Email address, Number of bags desired, Type of coffee, Grind type or Whole Beans, and Size. Please try to place your order by the 10th of the month and pick it up at the next monthly meeting. Checks (made payable to Mecklenburg Audubon Society), cash, and credit cards are accepted when you receive your order.

Once received, Jan will confirm the order with you. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Fowler at [].

Thanks and keep drinking... the coffee!
Evergreen Nature Preserve
After working hard to save this urban forest from being turned into soccer fields, Mecklenburg Audubon has committed to working with the Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department and the community surrounding the preserve to continue to manage this property. The chapter regularly conducts field trips and birds counts in the preserve.
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