2021 PBC Minigrant Application Now Available
For six years, the PBC has conducted a minigrant program, providing up to $250 to fund projects that support the appreciation and conservation of birds in the Piedmont area. Past projects include installing bluebird nest boxes at a retirement community; purchasing binoculars for a nature club at a middle school; providing bird feeders and a conservation program for preschool children; and creating a native plant garden.
We invite PBC members, community members, youth, and nonprofits to propose small projects that will be conducted in the spring and summer of 2021.
Information and the application are now available for the 2021 PBC Minigrant program. Applications are due by December 7, 2020.
For more information, click here. To access the application, click here.
PBC and COVID-19:
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the uncertainties for gatherings stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule of PBC activities will continue to evolve throughout the year. Activities in the coming weeks are listed below. More will be added as they are confirmed.
Full details about each activity will be sent to PBC members via the email listserv. If you are not a PBC member and would like information about any of these activities, please check the calendar or click here to send us an inquiry using the Contact Form.
Thursday, October 15
Program: Birds and Marine Life in Antarctica
Online program via Zoom
Saturday, October 17 (rescheduled)
Conservation Project: Park Clean-up
Price Park, Greensboro
Saturday, October 17
Conservation Project: Habitat Restoration
Saturday, October 17
Citizen Science Project: October "Big Day"
individual bird counting activity
For more information, click here
Looking for Places to Bird in Guilford County, NC?
Check out the Finding Birds in Guilford County section of our website. PBC member Dennis Burnette put together descriptions of 28 sites across the county that are publicly-accessible and present a variety of habitats for birding.
The site pages have driving instructions, a general description of the site, photos, and birds you might see. Many pages have a trail map for the site. There are also stop-by-stop instructions for a birding tour of Greensboro’s lakes.
Whether you’re a visitor, new to the area, or just looking for someplace different to go birding, the Finding Birds guide is a great resource. Click here to start checking out the locations.
Piedmont Young Birders
The Piedmont Young Birders is an organization for high school and middle school students, sponsored jointly by the Piedmont Bird Club and the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. It is an excellent opportunity for our members to share their love of birds and the natural world with the next generation. Meetings consist of a combination of guided activities to learn about birds and spending time discovering and identifying birds first-hand. Membership is open to students in the Triad area in grades 6-12.
For more information, click here and send us an inquiry using the Contact Form.
“North Carolina is a great place for birding. And the Piedmont Bird Club is a wonderful group of folks to bird with!”