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Welcome to Blue Ridge Audubon!

Blue Ridge Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties in the mountains of western North Carolina.

 

Our free program meetings, bird outings and special events are open to all -- members and non-members alike. We hope you'll join us! 

BIRDATHON

This year we will focus on efforts to learn more about Northern Saw-whet Owls, who still maintain a small breeding population in the Canadian Zone spruce-fir forests of the North Carolina mountains. These populations are threatened by many issues, and their breeding behavior, habitat utilization, and movements are still poorly understood.

2024 Birdathon will fund an endeavor by Wild Bird Research Group (WBRG), a nonprofit organization that studies migratory songbirds and owls, to take advantage of Motus receiver installations in WNC, as well as using mobile Motus receivers, to perform a thorough study of Saw-whet Owl breeding and habitat usage in the Southern Appalachians. The Birdathon proceeds will cover the netting and tagging of several Saw-whet Owls and the tracking of these owls to determine which habitats they need to survive and breed.

Read more and see our donation form here - or click the button above!

Photo by Kameron Perensovich, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tuesday Workdays at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Tuesday Workdays at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 25
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Jun 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    Jun 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    Come volunteer to remove invasive plants and learn about native species found in the Sanctuary! Every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm, weather permitting. No need to sign up. Please keep an eye on the calendar for any cancellations!
  • Monthly Outing at Lake Julian Park with Ventures and Buncombe County
    Monthly Outing at Lake Julian Park with Ventures and Buncombe County
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 29
    Lake Julian Park
    Jun 29, 2024, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Lake Julian Park, 37 LAKE JULIAN RD, Arden, NC 28704, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Lake Julian Park, 37 LAKE JULIAN RD, Arden, NC 28704, USA
    These outings are co-organized by Buncombe County and Ventures Birding Tours. They are the last Sat of every month at 8:30am. They are free, but have limited space. Contact Conner.white@buncombecounty.org to register. Registration opens the first of each month.
  • Monthly Bird Outing at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Monthly Bird Outing at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 06
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Jul 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    Jul 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    Join us for our regular Bird Outings! The first Saturday of each month is at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. All Bird Outings are free and open to all! Beginner birders are welcomed.
  • Monthly Bird Outing at Jackson Park
    Monthly Bird Outing at Jackson Park
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 13
    Jackson Park
    Jul 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Jackson Park, 801 4th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Jackson Park, 801 4th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792, USA
    Join us for our regular Bird Outings! The second Saturday of each month is at Jackson Park. All Bird Outings are free and open to all! Beginner birders are welcomed.
  • Monthly Bird Outing at Owen Park
    Monthly Bird Outing at Owen Park
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 20
    Charles D. Owen Park
    Jul 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Charles D. Owen Park, 875 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Charles D. Owen Park, 875 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA
    Join us for our regular Bird Outings! The third Saturday of each month is at Owen Park. All Bird Outings are free and open to all! Beginner birders are welcomed.
  • Plants for Birds Outings
    Plants for Birds Outings
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 27
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    Outings will focus on the native plants, trees, and shrubs that sustain the birds that visit our sanctuary. Randy Richardson will be your naturalist guide, highlighting blooming wildflowers and notable trees and shrubs, their role in supporting our avian visitors.

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