Welcome to the Charleston, SC Audubon
We are the Charleston Natural History Society – and Charleston‘s
Audubon society – a South Carolina chapter of the National
Audubon Society since 1970. Founded as the Charleston Natural History
Society in 1905, we serve Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
We are a nonprofit environmental organization that actively promotes awareness,
appreciation and conservation of the natural environment through educational
programs, field trips, conservation projects, sponsored research and social
Spring 2014 Birdathon: Not Too Late to Give!
Our 2014 Spring Count + Birdathon took place on May 4th. In addition to contributing importnat population data via citizen science, the Spring Count is an important fundraiser for our local Audubon chapter. Please consider making a donation (you can use PayPal, below) in support of the birders who participated in our count this year. Results will be available soon. Many thanks to Andy Harrison who has organized things again this year.
Support Our Audubon – Donate Today
Note that your online transactions are protected: PayPal is among the most-trusted online pay services, and our chapter is PayPal Verified for yout assurance. For management purposes our PayPal account is managed through our chsaudubon gmail account.
National dues, our birdseed sale and Spring birdathon help our chapter operate, but we need your help to do more. Longleaf pine restoration at the McAlhany preserve, public outreach and support for conservation and environmental research and education are all valuable, and costly — and we encourage you to donate generously. Choose to give any amount you choose, donate securely through PayPal (no Paypal account required!) and rest assured that 100% of donations will be used to support the Charleston Audubon and Natural History Society Mission.
SIGN-UP NOW – Chapter News by eMail
As we take steps to reduce mailing costs and use less paper we're developing an email newsletter to keep members informed about lectures, fieldtrips, news and notes of interest. We will be greatly reducing the number of print newsletters we produce each year. Lowcountry birding and natural history notes and chapter news will be available through the web site, by email, and PDFs of the Lesser Squawk available online.
SIGN UP NOW!
To receive emails, please sign up now! Your information will remain private (i.e. all membership and contact information remains private and will never be sold or shared) and you unmaysubscribe at any time.
Dive into Pluff Mud Perspectives
›› Visit Cathy Miller’s Pluff Mud Perspectives for one CNHS member’s news,
views, photos and more!
Those of us who have been lucky enough to watch Cathy take a keen interest in photography and turn it into a productive passion, AND had the good fortune to see her many wonderful trip reports and photographs in our email in-boxes over the past few years... We are thrilled that she has taken up the challenge and launched a blog.
Join us in our apprciation — Cathy's essays and photographs capture the Lowcounty, birds and wildlife as we all wish we could, and her trips and travel repots make for some nice reading too. With plenty of links to additional resources, background and just plain interesting stuff... You owe it to yourself to visit the Pluff Mud regularly.
Chapter Bits + Briefs
Local membership is available by joining the National Audubon Society.
Please visit our membership page online,
or download a copy of our local newsletter, The Lesser Squawk,
which always includes a membership application that you can cut-out and
›› download the Summer 2014 Lesser Squawk now
Don‘t miss our calendar page for information about our lecture series, fieldtrips and other Lowcountry events.
For over a year now we've been using a new chapter logo on our newsletters, signage and Facebook page. Designed for flexibility, we hope that this graphic can serve to identify our group for a long time to come. Different species of birds will be used in various contexts, and we hope to make the logo available to members – on t-shirts, decals, and possibly some other merchandise.
If you'd like to provide feedback – or if you'd particularly like to see the logo on a baseball cap, notecard or other item, please send us a note and let us know: .