Conservation

Bird-Friendly Communities

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Most Americans live in urban or suburban areas. Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities initiative shows locals how taking small actions where they live and work can add up to real conservation impact for birds. Learn more about our Bird-Friendly Communties.

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Bird-Friendly Community Posts

Students in North Carolina Tackle Light Pollution with Cube Satellites
Bird-Friendly Communities

Students in North Carolina Tackle Light Pollution with Cube Satellites

How six students from UNC Asheville are creating a tool to help support Lights Out initiatives in North Carolina and beyond.

Two NC Cities Go Dark for Birds, Thanks to Audubon Chapters
News

Two NC Cities Go Dark for Birds, Thanks to Audubon Chapters

Migrating birds will find safer passage through Greensboro and Asheville beginning this spring.

This Native Plants Week, Get Your Hands Dirty
Bird-Friendly Communities

This Native Plants Week, Get Your Hands Dirty

Join Audubon for the fifth annual celebration of native plants in North Carolina.

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.

Witness the Magic of Fall Migration at a Swift Night Out Near You
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Witness the Magic of Fall Migration at a Swift Night Out Near You

Join Audubon chapters across the state for an outdoor watch party this fall.

With Migration Underway, Charlotte Skyscraper Turns off Lights for Birds
Media Releases

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.

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.

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