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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.
2018 Sue Wells Research Grant Application Now Open
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.
Click below to see the 2018 scholarship information to get an idea of what we'll be offering again next year.