2017 Audubon Photography Awards

Green Violetear, Barbara Driscoll, 2016 Audubon Photography Awards Fine Art Winner

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards, in association with Nature’s Best Photography, are now open!

Every year the Audubon Photo Awards showcase the best in bird photography. If your members love birds and photography, encourage them to submit their best shots in either the Amateur, Professional, or Youth category. There are great prizes to be won and winning photos will be published in Audubon magazine and in Nature’s Best Photography magazine. Winners will also have their photos displayed within the 2017 Nature’s Best Photography Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

Entry period runs from January 6, 2017–February 20, 2017. All the information on how to enter this year’s content can be found at audubonphotoawards.org.

Check out last year’s winning photos here.

2017 Audubon Ambassador Training

Trained Audubon Ambassador Photo: Justin Cook

Become an Audubon Ambassador and use your voice to help birds in a changing climate. Join a community working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help support more resilient bird populations, making real and lasting change – for birds, for ourselves, and for future generations. You are ready to ACT!

REGISTRATION here: ncaudubon.eventbrite.com

All events are free. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Join the Audubon Ambassador program to:

  • Protect birds as they face the impacts of global warming.
  • Get access to tools to help make concrete changes.
  • Help change or enact laws that protect birds and people.
  • Meet like-minded people in your community and across the state.
  • Be part of shaping the climate change conversation in North Carolina.
  • Have lots of fun.

Drive-and-Stop Field Trip to Greensboro Lakes for Waterfowl

Ruddy Duck by Dennis Burnette

Join us to look for waterfowl on the Greensboro lakes at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan.28.

This will be a drive-and-stop field trip with little walking. We will carpool between observation points at Lakes Higgins, Brandt, and Townsend plus ponds north of Greensboro, get out to scan the water for migratory and overwintering ducks and geese.
Of course, we’ll keep an eye out for winter land birds, as well.

Meet as usual in the parking lot next to Friendly Ave. at the sign in front of the Whole Foods Market in Friendly Shopping Center between BB&T and Chick-fil-A.

NOTE: Be prepared to carpool either as a driver or passenger. This is important because several spots on our itinerary have very limited parking. We plan to consolidate into a few cars and leave at 9 a.m, so please arrive about 10 minutes early.  We expect to return to the shopping center around noon.

With weather being uncertain this time of year, our best advice is dress in layers and be prepared for a cold wind off the water, even if the day is mild at home. Participants need not bring anything, but waterfowl field guides, binoculars, and spotting scopes will come in handy if you have them. If it’s really cold, consider bringing a warm beverage.

We will cancel only in the event of dangerous weather such as icy roads or if the forecast is for rain all morning.

This will be a joint activity with the Piedmont Bird Club. It will be a great field trip for beginners who want to learn more about identifying ducks and geese. It’s also suitable for mobility-impaired adults and for older children who are under adult supervision. We hope lots of folks will join us!

White Street Landfill Field Trip Cancelled

The upcoming joint field trip with TGPAS and PBC to the White Street Landfill this coming Saturday, 1-7-17, has been cancelled. The forecast is for the high temperature to be only about 28 degrees and the low all the way down to 15! Snow showers are likely during the day. This could produce dangerous conditions. Plans are in the works for rescheduling it, so watch for future announcements.