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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. (Cost: $45 plus shipping)
To avoid shipping charge, you can also purchase the book at monthly meetings. Orders will be mailed out once a week at book rate, so figure on at least 2 weeks for delivery.
 
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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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MAS Activities Cancelled thru April 30th
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 and field trips between tomorrow PM and April 30. 

Also, the Tyvola Senior Center is closed until further notice, so that means the April monthly meeting (and maybe May) are cancelled as well. When the Center reopens we will let you know. We will also reschedule our April Painted Buntings Program for fall!

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

 
Postponed until Fall 2020 - Date TBA
In an effort to do our part and slow the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, we have decided to postpone the upcoming Audubon North Carolina Summit until the fall, when birds will once again begin migration.

The good news is that we can still enjoy birds as they return to North Carolina this spring, even from the comfort of our homes. In the spirit of brightening our days in these challenging times, please join us for a series of virtual field trips on Saturday, April 18.

Look for more details soon, as well as information on the rescheduled summit next fall in Charlotte. We’re working with local hosts Mecklenburg Audubon Society on logistics and will post the dates here as soon as they are confirmed. For up-to-date info go to NC Audubon Summit web page.

 
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
 
Events through the end of April have been cancelled.
We will let you know if we can resume our activities in May.
 
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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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