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

First Lady Kristin Cooper Reveals a Bird and Pollinator-Friendly Garden at the Executive Mansion
News

First Lady Kristin Cooper Reveals a Bird and Pollinator-Friendly Garden at the Executive Mansion

"As someone who loves birds, gardening and our natural environment, I wanted the Executive Mansion native plant garden to be a model for those interested in supporting birds and wildlife in their own backyards,” said the First Lady.

Audubon North Carolina & First Lady Kristin Cooper Build a Bird-Friendly Garden at the Executive Mansion
Bird-Friendly Communities

Audubon North Carolina & First Lady Kristin Cooper Build a Bird-Friendly Garden at the Executive Mansion

Learn how Audubon North Carolina helped establish a bird and pollinator-friendly garden at the Executive Mansion!

Your Go-To Local Experts: Native Plant Retailers
Bird-Friendly Communities

Your Go-To Local Experts: Native Plant Retailers

They can provide tailored recommendations and change their inventory to support demand: here's why else our local Bird-Friendly Native Plant retailers are essential to our bird-friendly communities!

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.

Host an Art Party for Bird Conservation in 8 Easy Steps
Bird-Friendly Communities

Host an Art Party for Bird Conservation in 8 Easy Steps

Hosting a party for the birds is a one-of-a-kind way to get the younger generations actively involved in conservation!

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!

Find the Best Plants for Birds in Your Zip Code
Bird-Friendly Communities

Find the Best Plants for Birds in Your Zip Code

Discover the best bird-friendly native plants in your area by entering your zip code into Audubon's national database!

Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary Calls to Chimney Swifts
Bird-Friendly Communities

Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary Calls to Chimney Swifts

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society in Asheville hopes to see Chimney Swifts roosting in their new tower at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary comes fall. "I’ve seen 3-5,000 go into a single chimney!” describes President Tom Tribble.

A Little Sign Goes a Long Way
Bird-Friendly Communities

A Little Sign Goes a Long Way

Adding a "Plants for Birds" sign to your native plant garden will help spread the word to your friends and neighbors that your community is bird-friendly!

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.

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