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
Seas & Shores

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
Seas & Shores

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

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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Request a Speaker

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Get Your Birdiful Wheel
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Get Your Birdiful Wheel

Order the Birdiful Wheel poster to bring more bird-friendly activities to your membership.

Become an Audubon Ambassador
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Become an Audubon Ambassador

Learn how you can become an Audubon Ambassador today!

Two Towers Welcome Swifts to Black Mountain
Bird-Friendly Communities

Two Towers Welcome Swifts to Black Mountain

Town of Black Mountain constructs two chimney swift towers for local bird populations.

Saving Our Birds Kicks off in the Triangle
Conservation

Saving Our Birds Kicks off in the Triangle

Saving Our Birds will feature a series of programs and events to inspire awareness and understanding of NC native birds and empower people to help conserve the habitats they need to thrive.

Coastal Habitats Support Growing Chicks
Conservation

Coastal Habitats Support Growing Chicks

Audubon-managed sanctuary sites support about one-third of the coastal waterbirds that nest in the state. Protecting these sites are essential to maintaining healthy populations of coastal birds.

Leading Conservation – Sound Science and Global Partnerships
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Leading Conservation – Sound Science and Global Partnerships

As our birds don’t live within state borders, neither do our staff. Audubon employs a full life-cycle approach to conservation. Donate to support our work to lead conservation across the entire Atlantic Flyway.

Leading Conservation – Pine Island Sanctuary and Audubon Center
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Leading Conservation – Pine Island Sanctuary and Audubon Center

The 2,600-acre Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Corolla is a special place where birds, wildlife and a very diverse set of ecosystems continue to thrive. Make a donation to support the program.

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