What We Do

We love birds!!! HCAS focuses a great deal of its resources on helping birds.  This effort involves primarily the stewardship of the region’s Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and area parks but also includes active programs to enhance native habitat for birds. Additionally, HCAS has initiated a school program designed to engage area schools in learning about birds, their interaction with nature and the importance of native landscaping. Volunteer Opportunities abound in each of these efforts.  Follow the links below to learn more about how HCAS is helping birds.

As the designated Audubon North Carolina chapter for the High Country, the High Country Audubon Society (HCAS) also takes its role of fostering the development of new birders, young and old alike, very seriously. HCAS utilizes your contributions to fund multiple projects designed to engage and develop birding in our five-county region. HCAS sponsors the HCAS Birding Scholarship and the Sue Wells Research Grant, both of which are directed at young birders. HCAS also loans binoculars and birding guides to new birders on bird walks and at festivals in the area. Finally, HCAS participates in the numerous National Audubon Society programs which are focused on educating the next generations about the fun and importance of birding.