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Audubon North Carolina protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Least Terns are nesting along the North Carolina coast now, many under the protection of Audubon's Beach Bird Stewards. Photo: Melissa Groo/Audubon Photography Awards

700 Bird-Friendly Native Plants for North Carolina
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

700 Bird-Friendly Native Plants for North Carolina

The list now includes every North Carolina species that appears in Dr. Larry Mellichamp’s “Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden,” as well as all North Carolina Botanical Garden “Wildflower of the Year” plants!

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Advocacy
Advocacy

Advocacy

Issues and policies affecting birds, from bird-friendly renewable energy to ecosystem restoration, clean air and water.

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360 Degrees of Adventure at Audubon NC’s Pine Island Sanctuary
Eco-Friendly Habitat Management

360 Degrees of Adventure at Pine Island Sanctuary

Click up! Click down! Click all around! Take this special behind-the-scenes tour of Audubon NC's Pine Island Sanctuary.

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News & Updates

Record Least Tern Colony Nests near Wilmington
News

Record Least Tern Colony Nests near Wilmington

Growing population highlights the importance of habitat management for North Carolina’s beach-nesting birds.

Audubon Statement on Retirement of “Conservation Giant” Rep. Chuck McGrady
Media Releases

Audubon Statement on Retirement of “Conservation Giant” Rep. Chuck McGrady

McGrady has been champion of conservation trust funds that protect bird habitat.

Welcoming Golden-winged Warblers to a Working Farm
Conservation

Welcoming Golden-winged Warblers to a Working Farm

The owners of Shady Grove Gardens in Ashe County open their farm to birds and birders every spring.

Clean Water Management Trust Fund Gives Birds a Boost
News

Clean Water Management Trust Fund Gives Birds a Boost

As lawmakers craft this year’s budget, analysis reveals importance of Clean Water Management Trust Fund to birds.

A City Girl’s First Time Birding
Birds

A City Girl’s First Time Birding

Audubon intern Daija Graves recounts the lessons learned on her first journey into the woods with binoculars.

Save the Date: Audubon North Carolina Summit 2020 takes the Queen City
Chapters

Save the Date: Audubon North Carolina Summit 2020 takes the Queen City

Audubon members from across the state will gather in Charlotte next year to celebrate birds.

Town of Matthews Embraces Native Plants for Birds
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Town of Matthews Embraces Native Plants for Birds

Municipal leaders vote in favor of more native trees and plants to accompany new development.

The Next Generation of Audubon Members Learn to Lobby
Advocacy

The Next Generation of Audubon Members Learn to Lobby

College students gain advocacy skills at training event before Lobby Day.

Audubon Gives Inaugural Clean Energy Award to Sustainability Advocate
News

Audubon Gives Inaugural Clean Energy Award to Sustainability Advocate

NCSEA’s Ivan Urlaub honored at Audubon’s Lobby Day in Raleigh.

8 Fast and Furious Spring Bird Arrivals to Watch for in April
Bird-Friendly Communities

8 Fast and Furious Spring Bird Arrivals to Watch for in April

The start of April means scores of spring birds are en route to North Carolina. Read on for eight arrivals to watch for this month.