Coast

Conserving North Carolina's Coasts

Photo: Lindsay Addison

The Coastal Program takes a full life-cycle approach to the conservation of birds living on the coast by focusing on the protection of key sites and habitats that shore-dependent birds require at critical points in their annual cycle. The program combines local community engagement, the best available science and proven, site-based conservation methods to stabilize and recover populations of coastal birds.

The cumulative effect of full life-cycle conservation will be to recover declining populations, achieve no net loss of habitat and stabilize populations by 2030.

Sharing Our Ocean & Shores
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Sharing Our Ocean & Shores

Protecting coastal habitats for generations to come.

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Coastal Islands Sanctuary Program
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Coastal Islands Sanctuary Program

For more than 25 years, Audubon’s Coastal Island Sanctuary Program has been a model for conservation along the Atlantic Flyway.

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Beach Nesting Season Off to a Great Start
Conservation

Beach Nesting Season Off to a Great Start

This summer, the Wrightsville Beach nesting colony has 349 Least Tern pairs, 123 Black Skimmer pairs, 14 Common Tern pairs and four oystercatcher pairs nesting on the beach.

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Latest Coast Posts

Audubon North Carolina Takes Action for Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Audubon North Carolina Takes Action for Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Thank you to everyone who took action on behalf of Piping Plovers, Red Knots and other imperiled birds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Resighting Migrant Birds Supports Citizen Science
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Resighting Migrant Birds Supports Citizen Science

Learn how resighting bands helps Audubon North Carolina track American Oystercatcher populations on our coast.

Coastal Habitats Support Growing Chicks
Conservation

Coastal Habitats Support Growing Chicks

Audubon-managed sanctuary sites support about one-third of the coastal waterbirds that nest in the state. Protecting these sites are essential to maintaining healthy populations of coastal birds.

Help Save Endangered Piping Plovers at North Carolina’s Rich Inlet
Advocacy

Help Save Endangered Piping Plovers at North Carolina’s Rich Inlet

We need YOUR help to stop the construction of this terminal groin once and for all. Urge the Army Corps to Save Rich Inlet.

Beach Nesting Season Off to a Great Start
Conservation

Beach Nesting Season Off to a Great Start

This summer, the Wrightsville Beach nesting colony has 349 Least Tern pairs, 123 Black Skimmer pairs, 14 Common Tern pairs and four oystercatcher pairs nesting on the beach.

Meet Our 2016 Coastal Staff
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Meet Our 2016 Coastal Staff

Meet our seasonal staff hired to support Audubon NC's coastal work during our busiest season.

Hardening North Carolina’s Coast Is Not the Answer for Birds or Taxpayers
Advocacy

Hardening North Carolina’s Coast Is Not the Answer for Birds or Taxpayers

Keeping limits on terminal groins and other hardened structures in place can ensure that we don’t destroy the wild and scenic attributes that make our coast so special.

Finding The Reward In Helping Birds Thrive
About Us

Finding The Reward In Helping Birds Thrive

Meet Lindsay Addison. Lindsay works on the ground to manage, monitor, and protect coastal birds in North Carolina and beyond.

Why Inlets Are Special
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Why Inlets Are Special

Learn how natural inlets support hundreds of nesting and migrating shorebirds in North Carolina.

Save Rich Inlet
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Save Rich Inlet

We need your help protecting one of the LAST natural inlets in our state. Be the voice for our coastal birds!

How you can help, right now