Yancey Birders General Meeting

11/06/2015 6:00 pm

NOVEMBER 6: General meeting of "YANCEY BIRDERS", 6 pm, Yancey Public Library
For more information: 828 682-3733

OWLS Meeting

10/06/2015 9:00 am


All are welcome to our next planning meeting on Tuesday at Appalachian Java, 9 am.

Birding Stroll

08/30/2015 6:00 pm

BIRDING STROLL:  Sunday August 30, 6pm at Cane River Park

OWLS Meeting

08/04/2015 9:00 am

All are welcome to our next planning meeting at Appalachian Java, 9 am  Come on out and find out what we are hooting about.  The success of High Peaks Birders depends on input from all members.  

High Peaks Leads Grandfather Mountain Hike Saturday, Aug. 1

08/01/2015 8:30 am

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for an adventure on Grandfather Mountain on Aug. 1.  The group will hike the Profile Trail, which ascends the west side of the mountain past a number of rock features to the Shanty Spring, then to Calloway Gap, and ends at Calloway Peak, the mountain's summit. 

At 7.2 miles in length and with an altitude gain of 2,000 ft., the hike is rated as strenuous.  Bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks and foul weather gear. Leashed dogs will be allowed, but you will need to drive your own vehicle if you bring yours.


07/26/2015 6:00 pm

Join the High Peaks Birders for our monthly stroll.  On Sunday, July 26 at 6 pm, we will meet at Cane River Park for an easy walk around the park and along the Cane River.  We always find something new and interesting on each stroll.  Last month 9 birders of discovered a beautiful green heron at the river which displayed for over 20 minutes.  This normally shy bird seemed glad to show off for us, posing from the right, then the left, and stretching its long neck down to the river for a drink or to catch a fish.

High Peaks Moonlight Stroll to Green Knob Fire Tower June 27 CANCELED

06/27/2015 8:00 pm

Moonlight Hike to Green Knob Fire Tower CANCELED!  

Sorry folks but with a 70% chance of thunderstorms this evening we don't want to be up on a metal tower.  Hike will be rescheduled in late summer or early fall.

Please join NC High Peaks on Saturday, June 27 for an unusual stroll.  We will be returning to Green Knob Fire Tower but this time we plan an evening visit! 

Birding Stroll at Cane River Park

06/28/2015 6:00 pm

We are in our second year of offering Birding Strolls at Cane River Park.  It continues to yield a large variety of birds.  Our last stroll was attended by 17 birders of all levels of experience.  We found 22 species including a great display of a Kingbird defending his (or her) nest from a Robin and a Baltimore Oriole. 

Bring a pair of binoculars and dress for the weather.  We will go rain or shine if at all possible.  Meet in the large parking lot next to the soccer field near the kiosk. For more information call 828 682-3733.

Birding Field Trip to a Piedmont Prairie

06/19/2015 8:45 am


We will travel to the Piedmont Prairie at the McDowell Nature Center and Preserve in Mecklenburg County just south of Charlotte.  


NC High Peaks Trail Maintenance Day SATURDAY, June 20

06/20/2015 8:30 am

For this month's trail maintenance day we will work around Black Mountain Campground on a variety of tasks.  There is lopping and weed-eating to do and some downed trees to remove.  Exactly which trail/tasks we work on will depend on how large a crew we have.  We may also work on some water issues on the Devil's Den trail.  

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