Conservation

Bird-Friendly Communities

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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

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.

Lobby Day 2018 a Success
Advocacy

Flock to the Capital: Lobby Day 2018

Lobby Day brought together Audubon NC members from across the state to talk bird conservation and habitat preservation with lawmakers in Raleigh.

Bird-Friendly Gardening for Authentic Learning
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird-Friendly Gardening for Authentic Learning

Last year, Carolina Day School students worked with Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and Wilde Acre Landscape to create a bird and pollinator-friendly garden. This is their story!

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.

We’re Nuts About These Bird-Friendly Native Plants
Bird-Friendly Communities

We’re Nuts About These Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Nuts and seeds are a very important source of fat for birds as they help keep their skin and feathers healthy. Check out these four species from our 2018 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year list!

Sweeten Up Your Backyard With These Native Nectar Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Sweeten Up Your Backyard With These Native Nectar Plants

Nectar is a sweet treat that provides essential nutrients for one of our most recognizable backyard birds - the hummingbird! Find the best native nectar-producing plants for birds here.

These Bird-Friendly Native Plants are Berry Special
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

These Bird-Friendly Native Plants are Berry Special

Berries are so important to birds. Check out these top four types of bountiful berry plants on our 2018 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year list!

Nuthatches Squeak Out a Win
Bird-Friendly Communities

Nuthatches Squeak Out a Win

Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Bird-Friendly Communities effort in North Carolina is checking in on the progress of one of our signature efforts – “Nest Boxes for Nuthatches!”

New Hope Audubon’s Guide to a Bird-Friendly Backyard
Bird-Friendly Communities

New Hope Audubon’s Guide to a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Through their Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification Program, New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) is working to restore native habitats by helping residents in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties take steps to make their property bird-friendlier.

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