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Audubon chapter members search for birds at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in Asheville. Photo: BC/DC Ideas

Casual bird watchers. Lifelong birders. Impassioned advocates for our natural heritage. Members of Audubon North Carolina's local chapters are devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, from our mountains to our coast.

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North Carolina Chapters

Cape Fear Audubon Society: Brunswick, Pender, New Hanover and Onslow counties

Forsyth Audubon: Forsyth County

Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter: Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties in the mountains of Western NC

T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society: Guilford County

High Country Audubon Society: Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Wilkes counties

Highlands Plateau Audubon Society: Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin, and Scaly Mountain in Western NC

Lees-McRae College Audubon

Mecklenburg Audubon Society: Charlotte metro area

New Hope Audubon Society: Chatham, Durham and Orange counties

UNC Asheville Audubon

UNC-Wilmington Seahawk Audubon 

Wake Audubon Society: Wake County

Chapter Resources
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Chapter Resources

For many Audubon programs, chapter leaders are provided with communications resources including program contacts, talking points and social media content.

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Get Involved with your Local Chapter
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Get Involved with your Local Chapter

Lifelong birders. Impassioned activists. Plant-lovers. Our nine local chapters are as diverse as the regions they represent.

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Chapter of the Month
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Chapter of the Month

Audubon North Carolina works with 10 chapters across North Carolina. Each chapter works at the local level on bird conservation issues, holds a monthly meeting and conducts numerous field trips and programs.

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Meet our Chapters

Latest Chapter Updates

Wake Audubon Helps Raleigh Go Dark for the Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Wake Audubon Helps Raleigh Go Dark for the Birds

The city has agreed to turn off lights at night to protect migrating birds.

In remembrance: Don Mullaney
News

In remembrance: Don Mullaney

Journey to 8,000 Birds: Seven Continents, 90 Countries and 8,131 Species
Chapters

Journey to 8,000 Birds: Seven Continents, 90 Countries and 8,131 Species

Before the pandemic stranded us at home, Highlands Audubon member Romney Bathurst hit a sky-high global birding milestone.

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.

Audubon Supports New Chapter Name: Blue Ridge Audubon
Media Releases

Audubon Supports New Chapter Name: Blue Ridge Audubon

— New name for Asheville-based chapter replaces former namesake who was a proponent of slavery.
Despite Pandemic, Momentum Builds for Birds at Legislature
Advocacy

Despite Pandemic, Momentum Builds for Birds at Legislature

End-of-session recap: Conservation funding remains intact for now, while new bill will bolster native plants.

You're Invited: Chapter Day 2020
Chapters

You're Invited: Chapter Day 2020

Join Audubon for a virtual meetup of Audubon advocates and leaders across the state.

Audubon Supports Asheville Chapter Name Change from Slave Owner Namesake
News

Audubon Supports Chapter Name Change from Slave Owner Namesake

The board of Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society has begun the process of changing the chapter's name because Elisha Mitchell, an early conservationist, was a slave owner and wrote a book justifying slavery.

This Stay-home Spring, Birds Sing – and Birders Write Poetry
Joy Of Birds

Birdy Poems to Brighten Your Day

Mecklenburg Audubon Society’s list serve recently erupted in bird poetry.

Flocking Together to Restore a Creek for the Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Flocking Together to Restore a Creek for the Birds

New Hope Audubon partnered with the community to breathe new life into a Chapel Hill trail.

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