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

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.

Help Us Save the Sweet Song of this Wandering Warbler
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Help Us Save the Sweet Song of this Wandering Warbler

2017 - the year of the Prothonotary Warbler, help us save this priority bird!

Fifth-Grade Junior Engineers Help the Brown-headed Nuthatch
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Fifth-Grade Junior Engineers Help the Brown-headed Nuthatch

The Brown-headed Nuthatch is getting a little help from some young friends in Mooresville.

Bringing Nature to North Carolina
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bringing Nature to North Carolina

Read a special interview with Doug Tallamy, author of "Bringing Nature Home".

What monsters are lurking in your yard?
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

What monsters are lurking in your yard?

This Halloween, go on an invasive plant hunt and eliminate these nasty plants from your yard.

Meet the 2018 Bird-Friendly Dirty Dozen
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Meet the 2018 Bird-Friendly Dirty Dozen

Meet your Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year for 2018!

Build Your Own Chimney Swift Tower
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Build Your Own Chimney Swift Tower

Find instructions and tips to build a Chimney Swift Tower in your community.

How Easy It Can Be to Welcome Swifts to Your Home
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How Easy It Can Be to Welcome Swifts to Your Home

Mooresville homeowners uncap their chimney so neighborhood swifts can have a place to roost.

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