PBC and COVID-19:
Recorded PBC Program – Why Birds? The Importance of Birds to Conservation in North Carolina
The PBC's second meeting of the season was held on November 19 through the Zoom online platform. We had a great turnout for an interesting program by Scott Anderson from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Scott discussed his perspective on the future of bird conservation in our demographically changing state. Winding through the NC Birding Trail, a proposed NC Bird Atlas, and other efforts by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and partners, Scott highlighted conservation on the national scale and its local implications.
If you weren’t able to attend this presentation, you can watch the recording by clicking here.
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.
Project FeederWatch continues through April 9, 2021
see the calendar or feederwatch.org for more information
Saturday, January 9, 8 am
Field Trip: Bird Walk - members please see the listserv or contact the club for more information
Saturday, January 16, 1:45 pm
Field Trip: Greensboro Lakes for Waterfowl
Please see the calendar for more information; interested non-members can contact the club at http://www.piedmontbirdclub.org/contact-us.html
Thursday, January 21, 6:45 pm
Program via Zoom: Modern Tools For Old-fashioned Bird Watching with Matt Wangerin
Contact the club for more information or an invitation to the Zoom meeting
Thursday, February 11, 6:45 pm
Program via Zoom: Curtis Smalling, Director of Land Bird Conservation, Audubon North Carolina
(Note: This date is on the 2nd Thursday. This is a joint program with the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society.)
Friday, February 12–Monday, February 15
Citizen-science project: Great Backyard Bird Count
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.
“North Carolina is a great place for birding. And the Piedmont Bird Club is a wonderful group of folks to bird with!”