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

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.

Brightening the Greensboro Bog Garden
Bird-Friendly Communities

Brightening the Greensboro Bog Garden

Members of the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society in Greensboro are removing exotic, invasive plants at the local public “Bog Garden” at Benjamin Park—and replacing them with bird-friendly native species.

North Carolina GBBC Launches with the First Lady
Bird-Friendly Communities

North Carolina GBBC Launches with the First Lady

The Count kicks off on February 16 with a boost from the watchful eyes of students from Exploris Middle School on the first day of the 4-day community science event.

You're Invited: North Carolina's 21st Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird-Friendly Communities

You're Invited: North Carolina's 21st Great Backyard Bird Count

Help gather important information on North Carolina’s bird populations in just 15 minutes!

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
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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!

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