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)

Volunteer to Create a Native Plant Garden!

Lincoln Heights Elementary

Volunteer to Create a Native Plant Garden!
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2021
Time: 9 am (please arrive by 8:45) and ending (hopefully) by 11:45 am
Location: Lincoln Heights (an Environmental Magnet School), 307 Bridge Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526

We will be assisting in creating a native plant garden (with plant funding supported by Wake Audubon Society) in the school yard at this Environmental Magnet School. The event will begin at 9am and hopefully all the plants will be in the ground and well watered by noon!
We will adhere to all Covid-19 protocols, including face masks, and social distancing.

Volunteers should bring gloves, their own favorite and MARKED gardening tool (shovel, trowel, dull metal rake (no sharp edges please) and their own water and snacks.

Please note that there will not be any restrooms available that morning.

For more information contact Phil Doerr, at [masked]

Chapel Hill Bird Club Monthly Meeting - Dr. Andrew Farnsworth - BirdCast

The Chapel Hill Bird Club will host renowned migration expert, Dr Andrew Farnsworth, at their monthly meeting on Monday, April 26th at 7:30 PM on Zoom. Dr. Farnsworth will present “BirdCast: Perspectives on Migration Monitoring in the Era of Big Data.” He will discuss the science behind BirdCast – the remarkable online resource that projects daily migration movements of birds. In addition, he will talk about advances in the use of big data and radar to expand ongoing migration research. Dr. Farnsworth is the Senior Research Associate in the Center for Avian Population Studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Zoom lines will open at 7:15. Links are below:

Topic: April Meeting - Andrew Farnsworth
Time: Apr 26,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Limit 6 RSVP Required: Joyner Park 2021-05-01

E Carroll Joyner Park

Join Wake Audubon for a free birdwalk at the 117-acre E Carroll Joyner Park, on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 from 8:00 to about 10:00 a.m.
Times subject to change!

LIMITED TO SIX BIRDERS. RSVP WILL OPEN A WEEK BEFORE THE BIRDWALK. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. If you are not on the list for the walk, you have to stay six feet away from the group (it's a public place so I cannot say you cannot follow us around!)

Leader is Erla Beegle ([masked] or[masked]). I drive a white 2020 Subaru Forester, license plate 0PTMYSTC. Meet in the main parking lot near the kiosk that looks like a miniature covered bridge.

The address is 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest (one mile east of Capital Boulevard and three miles north of 98/Capital interchange). Turn right (east) on Harris and follow Harris Road for about a half-mile and the park appears on your right. The first entrance is for the community center; continue to the main (second) entrance.

Plan on walking about 2 miles (mostly paved, but a couple of grassy sections) as we explore the park and look for birds and other wildlife. The park is open dawn to dusk so you can arrive earlier than 8 am (another way to beat the traffic.)


Ebird information on birds sighted at Joyner:

E Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest NC (meet in main parking lot)
Note: Park has construction going on. A lot of habitat is disappearing.
PS Thanks for joining our WAS Meetup.
We hope you will help us by joining Wake Audubon Society - a chapter of National Audubon!
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Our Wake Audubon walks are free and open to the general public. Children are welcome at most events when accompanied by an adult. Some trips require a reservation OFF MEETUP due to limited signup.

Thank you for your interest in birding with others. Our Meetup is FREE to you and supported by Wake Audubon. We hope you will support us by joining Wake Audubon Society ($20 per year) and by donations and by volunteering. See http://wakeaudubon.org/support/ for more information.

ZOOM Wake Audubon: A Shorebird's Tale

Online event

ZOOM Meeting for Wake Audubon: There and Back Again: A Shorebird's Tale
Tuesday, MAY 11, 2021: Wake Audubon Society monthly meeting, 7:30-9-ish PM
All evening meetings are ZOOM until further notice: Go to this link on your PC or use the ZOOM app and type in the Meeting ID number. (You don't have to install Zoom.)

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if asked, the password is 4Birds (case-sensitive)

PROGRAM: There and Back Again: A Shorebird's Tale
Organized by Manomet in 1974, the International Shorebird Survey (ISS) collects data on shorebirds and their remarkable journeys from wintering to breeding grounds and back again. Sites are chosen for their importance as stopover habitat, providing years of information that are used in local, flyway, and hemisphere-wide conservation efforts. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Coastal Waterbird Biologist Carmen Johnson and Audubon NC’s Coastal Biologist Lindsay Addison will discuss North Carolina’s role in this survey.

Wake Audubon Meeting, second Tuesday of the month, at 7:30 pm to about 9:15 pm.

Free and open to the public.

We hope you will help us by joining Wake Audubon and National Audubon!

Member fees are just $20 per year to renew with National Audubon.

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