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

Pastor Brings Charlotte Neighborhood Together for the Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Pastor Brings Charlotte Neighborhood Together for the Birds

Darryl Gaston didn't see anyone who looked like him at a local Audubon chapter meeting, so he partnered with the chapter to take action.

Planting a Mountain Oasis for Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Planting a Mountain Oasis for Birds

Outside of Boone, High Country Audubon is reviving the hillsides and riverbanks of a park with native plants.

8 Fast and Furious Spring Bird Arrivals to Watch for in April
Bird-Friendly Communities

8 Fast and Furious Spring Bird Arrivals to Watch for in April

The start of April means scores of spring birds are en route to North Carolina. Read on for eight arrivals to watch for this month.

7 Early Birds to Kick Off Spring Migration
Bird-Friendly Communities

7 Early Birds for Spring

Ready for some spring birds to return? Read on for seven birds to seek this month in North Carolina.

Join the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Bird-Friendly Communities

Join the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

We need volunteers for the longest-running community science project in the world, this Dec. 14 through Jan. 5.

Building Better Communities for Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Building Better Communities for Birds

The Bird-Friendly Communities program was intended to create projects in the places that people live to ensure that birds are always among us.

700 Bird-Friendly Native Plants for North Carolina
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

700 Bird-Friendly Native Plants for North Carolina

The list now includes every North Carolina species that appears in Dr. Larry Mellichamp’s “Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden,” as well as all North Carolina Botanical Garden “Wildflower of the Year” plants!

A Native Plants Garden That Brings Birds, Pollinators, and Parishioners Together
Bird-Friendly Communities

A Native Plants Garden That Brings Birds, Pollinators, and Parishioners Together

The partnership between Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and St. Eugene Catholic Church in Asheville, North Carolina, is just one example of the chapter's work in the community.

Join a "Swift Night Out" Event Across North Carolina
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Join a "Swift Night Out" Event Across North Carolina

Experience a unique migration phenomenon. Join one of our local chapters for a Chimney Swift roosting viewing party.

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