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

An Eastern Screech Owl taking refuge from the snow. Photo: Mark Boyd/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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Great Backyard Bird Count Kick Off 2019
Community Science

Great Backyard Bird Count Kick Off 2019

Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh was a perfect place for kicking off another record-breaking Great Backyard Bird Count.

2019 Great Backyard Bird Count NC Results
Birds

2019 Great Backyard Bird Count NC Results

North Carolina birders made a strong showing again this year with more than 4,000 checklists.

7 Early Birds to Kick Off Spring Migration
Bird-Friendly Communities

7 Early Birds for Spring

Ready for some spring birds to return? Read on for seven birds to seek this month in North Carolina.

Birds Tell Us About Water Quality in the Cape Fear River
Coast

Birds Tell Us About Water Quality in the Cape Fear River

UNC Wilmington graduate student Anna Zarn is studying American Oystercatcher eggshells and chick feathers to better understand toxic-metal contamination in the Lower Cape Fear River post-Florence.

Steward It and They Will Come
Working Lands

Steward It and They Will Come

The owners of B and L Organic farm carefully steward their land for Golden-winged Warblers and other wildlife.

Great Backyard Bird Count Should Be "Finchy" and Fun
Birding And Bird Watching

2019 Great Backyard Bird Count Should Be "Finchy" and Fun

— Red-breasted Nuthatches will be highlights for many -- plus Evening Grosbeaks for a lucky few.
How Well Do We Really Know Cardinals?
Birds And Science

How Well Do We Really Know Cardinals?

New research provides support for splitting the Northern Cardinal into multiple species.

Lame-duck Session 2018 a Good One for Birds
Advocacy

2018 Lame-duck Session Ends

— The North Carolina legislature's special session was a good one for birds.
Audubon’s 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count Begins Dec. 14
Community Science

New: Audubon Christmas Bird Count Starts Dec. 14

— Join thousands of participants who will be part of the world’s longest-running wildlife census, which contributes invaluable data to bird population research.
Join the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Bird-Friendly Communities

Join the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

We need volunteers for the longest-running community science project in the world, this Dec. 14 through Jan. 5.