Birds

Priority Bird Profile: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Priority Bird Profile: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

— The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is one of about a dozen “priority species” that the National Audubon Society’s Healthy Forest initiative has chosen to help through active forest protection and management.
Audubon Abroad: Spain, Part I

Audubon Abroad: Spain, Part I

— In this multi-part series, we travel with Audubon to Spain, highlighting conservation challenges seen on-the-ground and sharing some of the amazing birds, sights, and places we experienced.
How Beach Heat Affects Birds

How Beach Heat Affects Birds

— The warming of the planet may have severe implications for wildlife. Thermal mapping can help us predict what may happen to beach birds and determine how we can protect them in the future.
Midseason Coastal Nesting Update

Midsummer Beach Nesting Update

— The year began with a cold spring, but has so far been generally successful for terns, oystercatchers and skimmers thanks to the absence of major storms or human distubance events.
Birds Nest in Odd Places!

Birds Nest in Odd Places

— Birds are adaptable and often the cycle of nest-building and egg-laying happens pretty fast, so you never know what you might find, or when...
Nest Watch in 360: Pelicans, Terns and Ibis

Watch the Action: Cape Fear River Nesting Season

— Experience a literal bird’s eye view of nesting season on the Lower Cape Fear River sanctuary islands in our new series of interactive 360-degree videos!
Priority Bird Profile: Piping Plovers

Priority Bird Profile: Piping Plovers

— North Carolina is the only state where Piping Plovers are found as both breeding and wintering birds – meaning they inhabit the coast year-round! Learn where to find them, how to help them, and more in this Priority Bird Profile: Piping Plovers.
Help Celebrate Success of Nesting Birds

Help Celebrate Success of Nesting Birds

— By visiting a nest site every 3-4 days, you can collect important data without causing excess disruption.
How We Made an Impact in 2017

How We Made an Impact in 2017

— 655 new landowners engaged, 300 foresters trained, 16,000 individuals and volunteers building Bird-Friendly Communities -- these are just some of the ways Audubon North Carolina made an impact in 2017.
Letter to the Editor: "For the Birds"

Letter to the Editor: "For the Birds"

— This opinion piece about properly siting wind projects was originally published by The News & Observer as a featured "Letter to the Editor." Bald Eagle. Photo: Dennis Schroeder and John de la Rosa/NREL/FlickrCC