Birds

Your Guide to the Sights and Songs of North Carolina’s Overwintering Birds

Your Guide to the Sights and Songs of North Carolina’s Overwintering Birds

— Winter is a great time to catch a glimpse of unique winter residents as well as some familiar favorites right in your backyard.
Storm-blown Flamingos Show Up in North Carolina and Beyond

Storm-blown Flamingos Show Up in North Carolina and Beyond

— Eleven of the leggy, pink waders were spotted on the Outer Banks.
Curtis Smalling: Five Highlights from the Bird Migration Explorer

Curtis Smalling: Five Highlights from the Bird Migration Explorer

— We asked our conservation director to give us his favorite insights and bird stories from the new interactive platform.
2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report Reveals Widespread Losses of Birds in All Habitats—Except for One

2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report Reveals Widespread Losses of Birds in All Habitats—Except for One

— In 50 years, birds have increased overall in wetlands, a singular exception that shows the way forward for saving birds and benefiting people.
New Tower Connects NC Barrier Island to Global Bird Tracking Network

New Tower Connects NC Barrier Island to Global Bird Tracking Network

— Cape Fear Audubon, Audubon North Carolina and UNC Wilmington partner to install Motus tower at Lea Island.
Audubon Members Celebrate Spring, Honor Award Winners at 2022 Summit

Audubon Members Celebrate Spring, Honor Award Winners at 2022 Summit

— Mecklenburg Audubon hosts chapters and campus clubs from across the state at UNC Charlotte.
Audubon Joins Groups Opposing the Removal of Red-cockaded Woodpecker Protections

Audubon Joins Groups Opposing the Removal of Red-cockaded Woodpecker Protections

— A revised proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service strengthens some protections, but would still prematurely remove endangered status for this bird on the brink.
Birds that Don’t Wait for Spring to Get Busy

Birds that Don’t Wait for Spring to Get Busy

— It’s still winter, but many birds are already building nests and raising their young.
Migrating and Wintering Waterfowl at Pine Island

Migrating and Wintering Waterfowl at Pine Island

— Weird duck season is here.
Winter Coastal Surveys Reveal New Shorebird Hotspot and Long-distance Visitors

Winter Coastal Surveys Reveal New Shorebird Hotspot and Long-distance Visitors

— Natural inlets and barrier islands provide critical stopover and wintering habitat for shorebirds, gulls, and more.