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

Happy Hummers Get Wild for White Flowers
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Happy Hummers Get Wild for White Flowers

With its white blossoms, Virginia Sweetspire might not look like a hummingbird magnet, but you can bet it is!

Guide to Bird-Friendly Native Plants for North Carolina
Bird-Friendly Communities

Guide to Bird-Friendly Native Plants for North Carolina

Audubon North Carolina is proud to provide a list of 400 recommended bird-friendly native plants to serve as a guide for everyone interested in choosing plants that help birds thrive alongside people.

Winterberry – Irresistible to Birds AND People
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Winterberry – Irresistible to Birds AND People

Not only will the winterberries delight human neighbors every fall and winter, they will attract and feed a variety of birds.

Frozen birds have flown the coop!
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Frozen birds have flown the coop!

Estimates indicate that 100 million to 1 billion birds fall victim to buildings every year in the United States alone. And this fall, dozens of birds were found in downtown Winston-Salem.

Research and Conservation – What Lights Out is All About
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Research and Conservation – What Lights Out is All About

This fall, dozens of birds were found in downtown Winston-Salem. So, where do the birds go?

Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year - For Gardeners
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year - For Gardeners

We’re partnering with local plant nurseries and growers to offer more bird-friendly native plants to add to your garden to help our birds with food and shelter as their natural habitats continue to disappear.

Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year – A Program for Growers and Retailers
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year – A Program for Growers and Retailers

We are creating a local base of buyers for native plants, and now we need YOU – our local growers and nurserymen.

Snap and Share – We Want to See Your Bird-Friendly Backyard!
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Snap and Share – We Want to See Your Bird-Friendly Backyard!

Got a bird-friendly backyard? We want to see it all!

Zoo visitors view polar bears through bird-friendly glass
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Zoo visitors view polar bears through bird-friendly glass

In Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo has installed bird-friendly glass in the recently expanded polar bear exhibit, which will reduce window collisions from migrating and resident birds.