Conservation

Bird-Friendly Communities

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Most Americans live in urban or suburban areas.  Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities initiative shows citizens  how taking small actions where they live and work can add up to real conservation impact for birds. Learn more about our Bird-Friendly Communties.

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Bird-Friendly Community Posts

Bird-Friendly Gardening for Authentic Learning
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird-Friendly Gardening for Authentic Learning

Last year, Carolina Day School students worked with Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and Wilde Acre Landscape to create a bird and pollinator-friendly garden. This is their story!

Help Celebrate Success of Nesting Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Help Celebrate Success of Nesting Birds

By visiting a nest site every 3-4 days, you can collect important data without causing excess disruption.

We’re Nuts About These Bird-Friendly Native Plants
Bird-Friendly Communities

We’re Nuts About These Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Nuts and seeds are a very important source of fat for birds as they help keep their skin and feathers healthy. Check out these four species from our 2018 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year list!

Sweeten Up Your Backyard With These Native Nectar Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Sweeten Up Your Backyard With These Native Nectar Plants

Nectar is a sweet treat that provides essential nutrients for one of our most recognizable backyard birds - the hummingbird! Find the best native nectar-producing plants for birds here.

These Bird-Friendly Native Plants are Berry Special
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

These Bird-Friendly Native Plants are Berry Special

Berries are so important to birds. Check out these top four types of bountiful berry plants on our 2018 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year list!

Nuthatches Squeak Out a Win
Bird-Friendly Communities

Nuthatches Squeak Out a Win

Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Bird-Friendly Communities effort in North Carolina is checking in on the progress of one of our signature efforts – “Nest Boxes for Nuthatches!”

New Hope Audubon’s Guide to a Bird-Friendly Backyard
Bird-Friendly Communities

New Hope Audubon’s Guide to a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Through their Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification Program, New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) is working to restore native habitats by helping residents in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties take steps to make their property bird-friendlier.

Brightening the Greensboro Bog Garden
Bird-Friendly Communities

Brightening the Greensboro Bog Garden

Members of the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society in Greensboro are removing exotic, invasive plants at the local public “Bog Garden” at Benjamin Park—and replacing them with bird-friendly native species.

North Carolina GBBC Launches with the First Lady
Bird-Friendly Communities

North Carolina GBBC Launches with the First Lady

The Count kicks off on February 16 with a boost from the watchful eyes of students from Exploris Middle School on the first day of the 4-day community science event.

You're Invited: North Carolina's 21st Great Backyard Bird Count
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You're Invited: North Carolina's 21st Great Backyard Bird Count

Help gather important information on North Carolina’s bird populations in just 15 minutes!

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