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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

Missing White Ibis Return to Battery Island After Year-long Hiatus
NEW Coasts

Missing White Ibis Return to Battery Island After Year-long Hiatus

Audubon members and the Cape Fear Garden Club get up-close view of ibis nesting season on the Cape Fear River.

Letting it Grow: How Landowners are Helping Birds by Mowing Less
Forest Legacy Landbird Project - Working Lands

Letting it Grow: How Landowners are Helping Birds by Mowing Less

Allison Bovée and Mary Vogel have changed their landscaping practices at BirdTown Cabins in western North Carolina to create new bird habitat.

Planting a Mountain Oasis for Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Planting a Mountain Oasis for Birds

Outside of Boone, High Country Audubon is reviving the hillsides and riverbanks of a park with native plants.

Reigniting a Childhood Love of the Outdoors Through Birds
Birds

Reigniting a Childhood Love of the Outdoors Through Birds

Bobbing sandpipers. Tiny toads. Swimming geese. Audubon intern London Thompson finds a lot to love on her first-ever bird walk.

Neighbors Band Together for Golden-winged Warblers
Conservation

Neighbors Band Together for Golden-winged Warblers

In Mitchell County, landowners are turning a power line right-of-way into prime habitat for a declining warbler.

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.