Birds and Science

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Science is what makes Audubon unique. Our methodology is leading the way in researching sound solutions for bird conservation. In this section, learn how Audubon NC is working to conserve birds and the habitats they call home.

Research on Our Coasts

American Oystercatcher Tracking Project

American Oystercatcher Tracking Project

Thanks to some very cool technology, you can take flight and share in the lives of six American Oystercatchers.

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A History of Success with Coastal Sanctuaries
Coast

A History of Success with Coastal Sanctuaries

Take a peak behind the curtain and share in the secrets and successes of the coastal sanctuaries in North Carolina.

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Quest for Banded Birds: The 18-Year Journey of a Brown Pelican
Coast

Quest for Banded Birds: The 18-Year Journey of a Brown Pelican

The oldest known Brown Pelican was 43. Bird banding research allows biologists to uncover data to help protect and conserve priority species throughout their life cycle.

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Research in the Piedmont

Golf Courses Provide a "Hole in One" for Brown-headed Nuthatches
Bird-Friendly Communities

Golf Courses Provide a "Hole in One" for Brown-headed Nuthatches

North Carolina golf courses are putting up another kind of nest box – this one for the Brown-headed Nuthatch, a North Carolina native.

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Studying Migrating Wood Thrush in North Carolina
Bird-Friendly Communities

Studying Migrating Wood Thrush in North Carolina

With small GPS units the size of a small backpack, researches can now track the migration path of the Wood Thrush to better understand where they spend the winter and how they get there.

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National Researchers Discuss Chimney Swift Conservation Methods
Media Releases

National Researchers Discuss Chimney Swift Conservation Methods

For the first time, Chimney Swift experts from across the country will come together to discuss conservation methods to help protect this fragile species.

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Research in Our Mountains

A Successful Year Monitoring Golden-winged Warblers in North Carolina
Working Lands

A Successful Year Monitoring Golden-winged Warblers in North Carolina

For the North Carolina Audubon Golden-winged Warbler team, the 2013 field season has been a memorable one.

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GWWAWG BLOG SERIES: Collaborating for Protection of the Golden-winged Warbler
Working Lands

GWWAWG BLOG SERIES: Collaborating for Protection of the Golden-winged Warbler

In this series of blog posts, learn about all the work of the GWWA Working Group and what this collaborative effort has done to protect this tiny gem of our forests.

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A Guide to Fall Migration in the Mountains and Piedmont
Working Lands

A Guide to Fall Migration in the Mountains and Piedmont

Migration season has arrived, and NC’s mountain birds are on the move!

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News & Updates

A Look Back at Nesting Season on the South End of Wrightsville Beach
Coast

A Look Back at Nesting Season at the South End of Wrightsville Beach

Junior Bird Steward Jackson Travis will always remember his summer as a bird savior, and other reflections.

Seeking a Better Approach to Erosion on Ocean Isle Beach
Conservation

Seeking a Better Approach to Erosion on Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach's proposed terminal groin project would be devastating to an area that has long been a haven for boaters, families, and wildlife. Today, Audubon North Carolina challenged this project in federal court.

Environmental Stewards from the Start
Conservation

Environmental Stewards from the Start

Conservationists Mark and Robin Prak work to ensure we "leave things in the same or better shape than we found them.”

Audubon Projects for Scouts – Our Birds Need YOU!
Conservation

Audubon Projects for Scouts – Our Birds Need YOU!

Calling all scouts looking for projects – from troop volunteer opportunities to Eagle Scout and Gold Award projects!

Your Morning Coffee Can Now Support Birds
Eco-Friendly Habitat Management

Your Morning Coffee Can Now Support Birds

“Shade Grown Coffee Supports Migratory Birds” is the new badge of honor for local coffee shops and roasters in Asheville and soon, across the state of North Carolina.

How We Made an Impact in 2016
News

How We Made an Impact in 2016

550 volunteers, 3000 coastal birds, 130 private landowners: this is how Audubon North Carolina made a big impact on birds, wildlife, and human beings in 2016.

A Native North Carolinian’s Lasting Legacy
Conservation

A Native North Carolinian’s Lasting Legacy

Conservationist Michelle Leonard likes to leave our precious North Carolina land a little better than she found it.

Fifth-Grade Junior Engineers Help the Brown-headed Nuthatch
Bird-Friendly Communities

Fifth-Grade Junior Engineers Help the Brown-headed Nuthatch

The Brown-headed Nuthatch is getting a little help from some young friends in Mooresville.

Warwick Mill Bay is Forever Protected for Wildlife Preservation
Conservation

Warwick Mill Bay is Forever Protected for Wildlife Preservation

Nonprofits Band Together to Preserve One of North Carolina’s Last Undisturbed Bays

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