What we're about

This group enjoys local (and regional) trips to see wildlife in the Raleigh, Wake County area of North Carolina. We focus on birdwatching, and we enjoy teaching anyone who is new to birding. We welcome visitors to the area who want to attend our trips.

We also volunteer for various events, including river cleanups, prairie management at local parks, nestbox maintenance, helping with events at various parks and museums, and "citizen science" projects (such as Christmas Bird Count and Great Backyard Bird Count).

Wake Audubon has a group for youth (teens 12 - 18); you can read more about the Young Naturalists Group at http://www.wakeaudubon.org/ync.htm as the trips for YN are not posted on this Meetup site.

There is no requirement to join Wake Audubon Society in order to be a member of this Meetup. There is no fee for this Meetup. We encourage you to join Wake Audubon, however, as we depend on member fees to support our environmental projects: http://www.wakeaudubon.org/join.htm Wake Audubon meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh. The meeting is open to the public.

Wake Audubon Society is a member of Audubon NC (http://www.nc.audubon.org) and of the National Audubon Society (http://www.audubon.org). We have a membership of about 1,200 and hold monthly meetings, field trips, bird walks and other activities. Wake Audubon is made up of a diverse group of people with a variety of interests and specialties; we're not just birdwatchers. Wake Audubon members share a common interest in wildlife, nature and environmental conservation: http://www.wakeaudubon.org/what_we_do.htm

Mission Statement: "To foster knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of nature; to encourage responsible environmental stewardship; to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity."

Upcoming events (5)

Wake Audubon Booth at Astronomy Days 2020-0126 SUNDAY

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Wake Audubon Booth at Astronomy Days Sunday, January 26, 2020 Astronomy Days - Volunteers Needed! Time: Sun, Jan 26, Noon - 5pm Place: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC Description: Wake Audubon Society will table both days. Volunteer shifts to be published, probably one shift on Sunday for 1 to 5. Our booth topic will be Birds of the Constellations. We will show you what to do. This is lots of fun and wonderful outreach for Audubon. Contact Ernie Hahn at [masked] to volunteer. Note: Ernie needs your name, phone number, and preferred day and time to volunteer. Note: We will let you know where the booth is when you contact Ernie. This is a big event so there will be booths on all four floors in BOTH buildings. (They will give out floor maps that day, too.)

Chapel Hill Bird Club - Derb Carter – My North Carolina Big Year

The Chapel Hill Bird Club will meet at 7:30 pm on Monday, January 27th in the lounge at Binkley Baptist Church. Binkley is at 1712 Willow Drive in Chapel Hill, NC at the intersection with[masked] near University Mall (map with meeting room pinned - http://www.google.com/maps?q=35.92905,-79.02535). Visitors are welcome! Come at 7:15 p.m. for light refreshments. In 2008, Derb Carter scoured the state of North Carolina to observe 351 species of birds. Join us, as Derb recounts his adventures as he went about establishing a big year record for the state. Mr. Carter, well known as a longtime environmental attorney and director of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Chapel Hill office, is also an expert birder and all-round naturalist. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, see chbc.carolinanature.com

Science Cafe: Clean Energy, Climate Change, and Executive Order 80

SCIENCE CAFE: Clean Energy, Climate Change, Executive Order 80 Thursday, January 30,[masked]:00pm - 8:30pm (Come earlier to get a good seat and to buy dinner.) NORTH CAROLINA’S COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE AND TRANSITION TO A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY What does climate change have in store for North Carolina? What steps can we take to mitigate climate impacts and build a more resilient NC? Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to clean energy tops the lists of goals laid out by Governor Cooper’s Executive Order. Learn more about what the state is doing as we look to the future. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Sushma Masemore is the State Energy Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment with the Department of Environmental Quality. She plays a key role in the development of the Clean Energy Plan and the implementation of the policies related to Executive Order 80. For more information: Katey Ahmann[masked] [masked] This event is not affiliated with Wake Audubon, but we are happy to advertise it.

Science Cafe: Trees in the City of Oaks

The Daily Planet Cafe

SCIENCE CAFE: Trees in the City of Oaks Thursday, February 27,[masked]:00pm - 8:30pm (Come earlier to get a good seat and to buy dinner.) Did you know? Trees filter stormwater, sequester carbon, and help reduce heating and cooling costs. They also help create a sense of place, as we see here in the City of Oaks. Our speakers will share information about caring for trees in an urban environment and will answer questions about the City of Raleigh’s Urban Forestry Program. ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS Jill Jonnes is the author of “Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityspace.” Zach Manor is the urban forester for the City of Raleigh. Connect Raleigh program The Connect Raleigh program series features local and nationally known experts who speak about innovative topics and trends happening in Raleigh. Topics include smart growth, placemaking, sustainability, civic innovation, and many others. The series is organized by the City of Raleigh. This event was created as part of the Connect Raleigh series ( https://raleighnc.gov/government/content/CityMgrAdmin/Articles/ConnectRaleigh.html ) in partnership with the Museum of Natural Sciences. For more information: Katey Ahmann[masked] [masked] This event is not affiliated with Wake Audubon, but we are happy to advertise it.

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