Photo: Don Mullaney
Sandwiched between the Lower Roanoke River and Chowan River Bottomlands in Eastern North Carolina, this area offers some of the most extensive forested wetlands in the United States that can support a large number of climate threatened birds, especially deciduous forest bird species. Protecting land in these bottomlands and ensuring that landowners are equipped with tools and resources to manage their forests in a bird-friendly way are key priorities for Audubon in this area.
Climate-threatened birds can be grouped according to the type of habitat that they prefer. This climate stronghold is likely to include suitable habitat and climate conditions for many birds threatened by climate change, including key birds listed below.
Government: Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, North Carolina State Parks, North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Division of Soil & Water Conservation
National & State NGOs: The Nature Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Local Land Trusts: North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
Blue Ridge Mountains Photo: Akshay/Flickr CC
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