PBC is Soliciting Applications for its 2023 Minigrant Program
The PBC Minigrant Program provides an opportunity for the Club to invest in educational and conservation projects conducted by individuals or nonprofit organizations that promote the study and protection of birds and other natural resources in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. PBC awards minigrants up to $500, based on a simple application process.
Minigrant projects can include a variety of activities, such as:
Applications are due December 5, 2022 for projects to be carried out in January – July, 2023. Click here for more information, including an Information Sheet with details about the program and the simple two-page application form.
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.
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.
Saturday, October 29 – Workshop: Beginning Birder Workshop
Saturday, November 5 – Field Trip: Guilford County Farm, Howerton Road
Saturday, November 5 – Conservation: Bird and Butterfly Meadow at Price Park – Native Plants Restoration
Thursday, November 17 – Program: "Live Birds of Prey"
Saturday, November 19 – Field Trip: Company Mill Preserve
Saturday, December 3 – Field Trip: Haw River State Park (The Summit)
Friday, December 9 – Social: Holiday Celebration (members only)
Saturday, December 17 – Conservation: Christmas Bird Count
Check Out Our Field Trip Reports
After a PBC field trip, the trip coordinator provides a short summary of the trip, including species seen and other interesting information. These are posted on the Field Trips 2022-23 page. Check out the reports to see what we've been spotting.
To view reports from the full range of PBC' activities from this year and prior years, see the listings under the Reports tab in the menu bar.
PBC 2021-22 Program Recordings are Available Online
During its 2021-22 activity year, the PBC conducted six programs featuring expert speakers on a variety of topics from the Purple Martin and identifying bird nests to helping Tanzanian Vultures and birding in Iceland. These programs were conducted on the Zoom online meeting platform and were recorded to allow later viewing.
To see a list of all of PBC's programs for the 2021-22 program year with links to the recordings, click here.
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