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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

  • Plants for Birds Outings
    Plants for Birds Outings
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 25
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    May 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    May 25, 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.
  • Tuesday Workdays at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Tuesday Workdays at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 28
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    May 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    May 28, 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 Bird Outing at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Monthly Bird Outing at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 01
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
    Jun 01, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
    Jun 01, 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, Jun 08
    Jackson Park
    Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Jackson Park, 801 4th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792, USA
    Jun 08, 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, Jun 15
    Charles D. Owen Park
    Jun 15, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Charles D. Owen Park, 875 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA
    Jun 15, 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.

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