Putting Working Lands to Work for Birds and People

Working Lands

Photo: Aimee Tomcho

Audubon has crafted a collaborative approach to forest management to restore habitats for birds and wildlife across North Carolina. By developing partnerships, training opportunities, management plans and demonstration sites Putting Working Lands to Work for Birds and People is providing landowners with the tools to enhance their property in cost-effective ways while supporting struggling populations of priority bird species.

Map of Program Impact

Birds You Can Help Right Now

Golden-winged Warbler

Latin:  Vermivora chrysoptera

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Cerulean Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga cerulea

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Bobolink

Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Barn Owl

Latin:  Tyto alba

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How you can help, right now