The Joy of Birds

Birds bring us happiness, especially in trying times. Enjoy this special birdy care package—from Audubon North Carolina to you.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo: Jerry Black/Audubon Photography Awards

News & Updates

With Migration Underway, Charlotte Skyscraper Turns off Lights for Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

With Fall Migration Underway, Charlotte Skyscraper Turns off Lights for Birds

— Duke Energy Center to go dark for the birds.
Durham Plant List Gets Bird-friendly Makeover
Bird-Friendly Communities

Durham Plant List Gets Bird-friendly Makeover

New Hope Audubon recommends taking 72 invasive plants off the table for Durham development.

Celebrate Native Plants Week with Audubon
Bird-Friendly Communities

Celebrate Native Plants Week with Audubon

Governor sets aside Oct. 19-25 to highlight importance of native plants in North Carolina.

October Birds: 8 Fall Migrants and Winter Arrivals
Joy Of Birds

October Birds: 8 Fall Migrants and Winter Arrivals

Leaves are changing, and so are the birds in your backyard and local parks.

New Oyster Reef Project Bolsters Bird Habitat, Water Quality on the Cape Fear
Media Releases

New Oyster Reef Project Bolsters Bird Habitat, Water Quality on the Cape Fear

— Audubon completes Phase One of $500,000 oyster reef restoration.
The Secretive Eastern Black Rail Officially Gets Classified as ‘Threatened’
News

The Secretive Eastern Black Rail Officially Gets Classified as ‘Threatened’

After decades of declining populations and habitat loss, the elusive subspecies is now listed under the Endangered Species Act.

How to Watch Chimney Swifts in North Carolina this Fall
Bird-Friendly Communities

How to Watch Chimney Swifts in North Carolina this Fall

Witness the magic of fall migration at a swift roost near you.

At Chapter Day, Audubon Leaders Celebrate Successes and Reinvent for the Future
Advocacy

At Chapter Day, Audubon Leaders Celebrate Successes and Reinvent for the Future

Chapters connect people and inspire action, despite shutdowns and stay-home orders.

Staff Check on Coastal Birds After Isaias Storms Past
Coastal Islands Sanctuary Program

Staff Check on Coastal Birds After Isaias Storms Past

Birds that nested early fared well, but Brown Pelicans and Black Skimmers lost chicks that were too young to fly.

Horses and Flying Logs: Using Old and New Forestry Methods to Improve Bird Habitat
Forestry In Action

Horses and Flying Logs: Using Old and New Forestry Methods to Improve Bird Habitat

Forest Landbird Legacy Program helps Ashe County landowner restore forested property.