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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

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!

Rich Inlet Is Naturally Important to Birds
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Rich Inlet Is Naturally Important to Birds

Rich is one of the few natural inlets left in the state. It has escaped hard structures like jetties and terminal groins that drastically alter inlets and destroy habitat that birds require.

Why It’s Important to Share the Beach with Birds
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Why It’s Important to Share the Beach with Birds

It’s a great time to see lots of activity at the south end of Wrightsville Beach, and a great time to think about how this nesting site fits into the bigger picture.

Cape Fear River Nesting Update Part 2
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Cape Fear River Nesting Update Part 2

The nesting season is winding down on the Cape Fear River, as new fledglings take to the air.

Speak up for Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Speak up for Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The National Park Service is seeking input from the public. This is your opportunity to speak up for those who enjoy the Seashore for all that it offers to birds, sea turtles, other wildlife.

Lea Hutaff Nesting Update – Late June to Early July
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Lea Hutaff Nesting Update – Late June to Early July

Now that it’s late summer, nesting on Lea-Hutaff is tapering off. See what our shorebirds are doing right now.

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