Conservation

Bird-Friendly Communities

Photo: Will Stuart

Most Americans live in urban or suburban areas. Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities initiative shows locals 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

Building Better Communities for Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Building Better Communities for Birds

The Bird-Friendly Communities program was intended to create projects in the places that people live to ensure that birds are always among us.

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!

Join a "Swift Night Out" Event Across North Carolina
Events

Join a "Swift Night Out" Event Across North Carolina

Experience a unique migration phenomenon. Join one of our local chapters for a Chimney Swift roosting viewing party.

Local Students Discover the Wonders of Birds
Chapters

Local Students Discover the Wonder of Birds

This experiential learning project by Cape Fear Audubon Society brings new and exciting facts about birds to 4th grade students across Brunswick County.

Governor's Western Residence Blooms
Bird-Friendly Communities

Governor's Western Residence Blooms

After the bird-friendly garden in Raleigh was revealed last fall, the First Lady and Governor invited Audubon to refresh to Governor's Western Residence in Asheville!

You're Invited: Chapter Day 2018
Bird-Friendly Communities

You're Invited: Chapter Day 2018

All Audubon North Carolina chapter members, Audubon Ambassadors, and those interested in creating hubs of Audubon action in North Carolina are invited to our annual Chapter Day at the North Carolina Zoo.

Birds Nest in Odd Places!
Birds

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...

"No Plastic Picnic" Wipes Out Waste
Bird-Friendly Communities

"No Plastic Picnic" Wipes Out Waste!

At Mecklenburg Audubon Society's annual picnic, members ditched plastic utensils, disposable bags, and straws in favor of plates and cups from home.

Boone Bird Garden Groundbreaking and Celebration
Bird-Friendly Communities

Boone Bird Garden Groundbreaking and Celebration

This project transforms a school courtyard into a colorful garden full of plants that will produce flowers, seeds, and berries that will in turn attract birds and other pollinators.

Forsyth Audubon Rallies to Renew Miller Park
Chapters

Forsyth Audubon Rallies to Renew Miller Park

Our local chapters are actively engaged in their communities, particularly when it comes to making local parks, schools and backyards bird-friendly! Forsyth Audubon has been busy helping guide the restoration and renovation of Miller Park in Winston-Salem.

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