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Field Trip: Dec. 9: Huntington Beach State Park 
OYSTER ROAST: Dec. 10: New Shem Creek Location! 

Welcome to the Charleston, SC Audubon

Aunnal Oyster Roast
and Holiday Party

Sunday, December 10 – 2-5 p.m.
at Coastal Expeditions, 514 Mill St, Mount Pleasant!

All the oysters, chili, and sides you care to eat, plus live music, and beer is available. Bring cash, checks, or credit cards too, if you want to bid on any (or all!) of the great items in our silent auction.

›› Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Online Ticket Purchase still available!

We are the Charleston Natural History Society (CNHS)and  Charleston‘s Audubon society – a South Carolina chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970. Founded as the Charleston Natural History Society in 1905, we serve Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. We are a nonprofit environmental organization that actively promotes awareness, appreciation and conservation of the natural environment through educational programs, field trips, conservation projects, sponsored research and social activities.

Christmas Bird Count, Tuesday, Jan. 2nd!

We meet at Mama Brown's BBQ (2840 N Hwy 17) in Mt Pleasant at the intersection of Hwy 17 and Hwy 41 at 7:00 am. Be prepared to be out for the majority of the day. Bring lunch, food, water, and dress appropriately for changing weather conditions. There is no rain date, we count regardless of the weather!

We currently need two territories covered that are accessible only by boat, so if you have a boat and would like to participate, please contact Jen Tyrrell.

If you would like to volunteer, space is limited, contact Jennifer Tyrrell at to sign up.

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

Support Our Audubon – Donate With PayPal!

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National dues, our birdseed sale and Spring birdathon help our chapter operate, but we need your help to do more. Longleaf pine restoration at the McAlhany preserve, public outreach and support for conservation and environmental research and education are all valuable, and costly — and we encourage you to donate generously. Choose to give any amount you choose, donate securely through PayPal (no Paypal account required!) and rest assured that 100% of donations will be used to support the Charleston Audubon and Natural History Society Mission.

SIGN-UP NOW – Chapter News by eMail

As we take steps to reduce mailing costs and use less paper we're developing an email newsletter to keep members informed about lectures, fieldtrips, news and notes of interest. We will be greatly reducing the number of print newsletters we produce each year. Lowcountry birding and natural history notes and chapter news will be available through the web site, by email, and PDFs of the Lesser Squawk available online.

To receive emails, please sign up now!  Your information will remain private (i.e. all membership and contact information remains private and will never be sold or shared) and you unmaysubscribe at any time.

Dive into Pluff Mud Perspectives

›› Visit Cathy Miller’s Pluff Mud Perspectives for one CNHS member’s news,
   views, photos and more!

Those of us who have been lucky enough to watch Cathy take a keen interest in photography and turn it into a productive passion, AND had the good fortune to see her many wonderful trip reports and photographs in our email in-boxes over the past few years... We are thrilled that she has taken up the challenge and launched a blog.
    Join us in our apprciation — Cathy's essays and photographs capture the Lowcounty, birds and wildlife as we all wish we could, and her trips and travel repots make for some nice reading too. With plenty of links to additional resources, background and just plain interesting stuff... You owe it to yourself to visit the Pluff Mud regularly.

Chapter Bits + Briefs

Local membership is available by joining the National Audubon Society. Please visit our membership page online, or download a copy of our local newsletter, The Lesser Squawk, which always includes a membership application that you can cut-out and mail.

Don‘t miss our calendar page for information about our lecture series, fieldtrips and other Lowcountry events.

For over a year now we've been using a new chapter logo on our newsletters, signage and Facebook page. Designed for flexibility, we hope that this graphic can serve to identify our group for a long time to come. Different species of birds will be used in various contexts, and we hope to make the logo available to members – on t-shirts, decals, and possibly some other merchandise.

Click on the images below to see enlarged versions:
Charleston Audubon lofo type 1    Charleston Audubon logo type 2    Charleston Audubon logo - black and white type 3

If you'd like to provide feedback – or if you'd particularly like to see the logo on a baseball cap, notecard or other item, please send us a note and let us know: .