How to Conserve the Golden-winged Warbler

Learn how our work protects Golden-winged Warblers.

Photo: Curtis Smalling

Biologists are working to protect Golden-winged Warblers at home by working with private landowners and public land managers to implement best management practices outlined specifically for this species. We work with international partners to study the warbler’s habits in its Central and Southern American wintering range. By connecting these conservation dots, we are better able to understand and mitigate population declines.

Research in North Carolina
Research – Working Lands

Research in North Carolina

Audubon NC is involved in regional and international research in the quest to better understand bird ecology.

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Private Lands Protection
Landowners Protection - Working Lands

Private Lands Protection

Habitat on private lands plays a critical role in bird conservation in the southeastern U.S.

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Identifying New Golden-Winged Warbler Locations
GWWA Locations

Identifying New Golden-Winged Warbler Locations

Access to private land and the open ears of mountain residents greatly help scientists better identify Golden-Wing Warblers in their natural habitat.

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International Work
International Work - Working Lands

International Work

Working with international partners helps ensure migratory birds have access to their essential resources all year long.

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News & Updates

Restoring 200 Acres for Golden-winged Warblers
Working Lands

Restoring 200 Acres for Golden-winged Warblers

A 50 acre restoration project by these landowners could mean 10 new Golden-winged Warbler territories (and possibly 10 new nests annually!)

Help Golden-winged Warblers Win Farm Bill Funding
GWWA 101 - Working Lands

Help Golden-winged Warblers Win Farm Bill Funding

Want to help us find new GWWA locations and (hopefully) access more Farm Bill funding? Sign up to volunteer!

Small Changes in Forests Are Big for Birds
Working Lands

Small Changes in Hardwood Forests Are Big for Birds

55 species were surveyed at this bird conservation partnership site, including a priority species-- the Wood Thrush!

Lighting Fires for Birds and Land in North Carolina
Working Lands

Lighting Fires for Birds and Land in North Carolina

Fire has been used in a variety of ways throughout human history to benefit people-- we're using it to give life back to forests and birds.

Will 2018 Farm Bill Funding Continue to Benefit Golden-winged Warblers?
Working Lands

Will 2018 Farm Bill Funding Continue to Benefit Golden-winged Warblers?

Farm Bill-funded projects focus on declining species that can benefit from conservation on private lands.

The Sweet Smell of a Successful Forestry Project
GWWA 101 - Working Lands

The Sweet Smell of a Successful Forestry Project

Nothing is wasted at this former Christmas-tree farm site, where Golden-winged Warblers are now breeding and an essential-oils company is brewing a Fraser Fir aromatic.

Survey finds diverse species at bird-friendly forestry site
Forest Legacy Landbird Project

Survey finds diverse species at bird-friendly forestry site

Climate-threatened birds and more were discovered at the Cherokee Scout Reservation this year.

Foresters Gather for Training to Learn Bird-Friendly Techniques
Forestry Trainings

Foresters Gather for Training to Learn Bird-Friendly Techniques

At our highly successful “Foresters for the Birds” workshop, foresters received hands-on training to help them achieve forest health while also benefitting birds!

Local Farmers Use Horses to Restore GWWA Habitat
GWWA Conservation - Working Lands

Local Farmers Use Horses to Restore GWWA Habitat

Allie and Louis employed tree removal using horses, and created gaps in the forest canopy, to encourage continued growth of the vegetation cover GWWAs need to breed.

Your Morning Coffee Can Now Support Birds
Eco-Friendly Habitat Management

Your Morning Coffee Can Now Support Birds

“Shade Grown Coffee Supports Migratory Birds” is the new badge of honor for local coffee shops and roasters in Asheville and soon, across the state of North Carolina.

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