2015 PBC Holiday Dinner
Come celebrate the holidays at the annual Piedmont Bird Club Holiday Dinner on Thursday, December 3, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. It's a great way for PBC members and their guests to welcome the season and to celebrate another year of birding. For more information and to make your reservation, click here.
PBC 2016 Minigrants
Information and applications are now available for this year's Minigrant Program. Individuals and groups interested in conducting educational or conservation projects that promote the study of birds and other natural resources are invited to apply for a grant. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2015
Welcome to our New Members
November 2015-The Veep's Peep
The PBC Minigrant program invests in educational and conservation projects in the community. Do you know a student or a scout working on an conservation or educational project, or perhaps a non-profit or neighborhood association working to protect and nurture natural resources? Help get the word out. The deadline for grant applications is December 1st!
** Please contact the field trip leader for details and confirm your attendance in advance.
Saturday, November 14: Birding Hamilton Lakes and the Bog Garden
These local parks in a residential area of Greensboro have become a hot spot in the county for neotropical migrants. We’ll bird at Hamilton Lakes, and then drive the short distance to continue at the Bog Garden where an amazing total of 147 species have been recorded.
Location: Starmount Drive and Nut Bush Drive, Greensboro, NC
Time: 8:30 AM- Noon
Leader: Jim Strickland
Thursday, November 18 Program: Tapping into the Acoustic World of Birds: Responses to Song and Noise Playback
Dr. Dana Moseley, acoustic biologist and post-doctoral fellow at The College of William & Mary, studies sound in the context of animal communication and anthropogenic noise. Dr. Moseley will discuss sound both in terms of birdsong in communication and the effects of noise on bird behavior.
Location: Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Library, 1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro, NC
Time: 7:00- 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 22: Pontoon Boat Birding on Lake Townsend
We will be in search of migratory waterfowl that are passing through or overwintering on the lake. Register and pay fee with Greensboro Parks and Recreation at 373-3741, at least three days in advance. Prepare for cold weather as wind chill can be exaggerated on the lake. Bring your own drinks and snacks. An experienced PBC birder probably will be aboard to help with identification.
Location: Lake Townsend Marina, Lake Townsend 6332 Lake Townsend Rd, Browns Summit, NC
Time: 3:00- 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 26- November 29: Thanksgiving Trip to NC Outer Banks and Mattamuskeet Area
This is one of the most popular PBC outings. This trip offers an outstanding sampling of birding opportunities on the NC Coastal Plain. We will cruise territories in cars with short walks where necessary. Detailed itinerary and information on accommodations will be sent to each participant.
Location: Alligator River, Lake Mattamuskeet, Pocosin Lakes, Pea Island, Bodie Island, and possibly Cape Hatteras National Wildlife Refuge Habitat
Leaders: Emily Tyler, Julien McCarthy
Thursday, December 3: Holiday Dinner and Members' Slide Show Celebrate the holiday season with your fellow PBC members at a catered dinner, and enjoy a slide presentation of birds and nature-oriented photographs provided by your colleagues. Reservations are required.
Location: Whitestone, 700 South Holden Road, Greensboro
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
For more information and the reservation form, click here.
For full field trip details, refer to the PBC Calendar of Events.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events and program. Don't forget to reserve your place for the Holiday Dinner by November 24th.
PBC Vice President
“North Carolina is a great place for birding. And the Piedmont Bird Club is a wonderful group of folks to bird with!”