High Country Audubon Society covers Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Wilkes counties and is designed to encourage beginning birders and experts alike to enjoy birds and bird-watching and to engage in conservation, education, and research for the benefit of the birds of western North Carolina.
The High Country Audubon Society (HCAS) meets at 6:30 p.m.
third Tuesday of each month from March through October.
Please see our Calendarfor location and meeting topic.
Click on picture below to view our quarterly newsletter.
HCAS has established a scholarship to support up to four young birders aged 25 or younger who would like to attend a Carolina Bird Club (CBC) meeting but lack the necessary funds. The purpose of the HCAS Birding Scholarship is to encourage participation in birding activities by a younger group than is typically found at these events. We believe that lack of funds is one reason younger birders do not attend CBC meetings, and we hope that this scholarship opportunity will help overcome that limitation.
HCAS will be offering the scholarship again in the fall of 2017 to cover CBC meetings in 2018. Please check back then for information about the 2018 HCAS Birding Scholarship.
Click below to see the 2017 scholarship information to get an idea of what we'll be offering again next year.