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Stream Our April Meeting! (WED. 04/14/21)

Amid COVID-19 social-distancing — This Wednesday at 6:00 PM (EDT) we will offer an online lecture of The Charleston Natural History & Audubon Society.

An Introduction to Audubon South Carolina's Forest Management Program

Join Audubon's Tim Evans, Wednesday April 14th — We'll gather at 6:00 p.m. (virtually, via Zoom, available for free at or via Facebook Live) to socialize a bit before the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. We'll send login instructions to recipients of our email list. The meeting will start at 6:30 after some socializing, and the talk usually starts around 6:40-6:45.

Forest bird populations are declining. The common wisdom is that their needs aren't compatible with the needs of the forestry industry — but that's not so. Through years of experimentation, Audubon South Carolina has developed "bird-friendly" methods that foresters can use to shelter birds even while generating profits. It's an amazing win-win for our state.Using our Silver Bluff Sanctuary as a demonstration site, Audubon South Carolina has already introduced more than 300 landowners and land managers to these bird-friendly methods.

Tim Evans will talk about the forestry program that benefits birds, landowners, and our own Chapter! Tim has been involved in McAlhany Nature Preserve and Columbia Audubon's Wannamaker Preserve management as well as many other Audubon owned properties around the state. Join us tomorrow to learn more about these places and how Audubon makes the Forestry industry here in SC, bird friendly!

About Tim: He joined the staff of Audubon South Carolina in 2018, having spent the previous 24 years as a Forester and Biologist for Anderson-Tully Company in the Bottomland Hardwood Forests of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Tim also worked as a wildlife biologist for North Carolina State Ag Extension and the Tennessee Valley Authority. He is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and a graduate of both the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Clemson University where he received a Master of Science in Forest Resources. Tim is a TWS Certified Wildlife Biologist, a SC Certified Prescribed Fire Manager, a Registered Licensed Forester in both MS and SC, and his favorite bird is the Anhinga!

We'll use the free Zoom platform, which you can download by clicking here. To join the meeting, follow this link: JOIN and, if prompted, enter password: Forest (The Meeting ID is 931 0902 3767).

We look forward to seeing you all!

Welcome to the Charleston, SC Audubon

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.

Spring 2021 Birdathon + Count

Our 2021 Spring Count + Birdathon will take place on Sunday, May 2nd. Participation in the actual count will be limited due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, but in addition to contributing important population data via citizen science, the Spring Count and Birdathon remains an important fundraiser for our local Audubon chapter. Please consider making a donation (you can use PayPal, below, visit the online pledge form, or mail in the downloadable form) in support of the birders who do participate in our count this year. Results will be posted shortly after the count. Many thanks to Andy Harrison who has organized things again this year. Interested in participating? Please contact Andy via .

Learn more about participation in the Spring Count and how to help make our Birdathon a success.

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.

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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: .