How to Conserve the Golden-winged Warbler

Learn how our work protects Golden-winged Warblers.

Photo: Curtis Smalling

Biologists are working to protect Golden-winged Warblers at home by working with private landowners and public land managers to implement best management practices outlined specifically for this species. We work with international partners to study the warbler’s habits in its Central and Southern American wintering range. By connecting these conservation dots, we are better able to understand and mitigate population declines.

Research in North Carolina
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Research in North Carolina

Audubon NC is involved in regional and international research in the quest to better understand bird ecology.

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Private Lands Protection
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Private Lands Protection

Habitat on private lands plays a critical role in bird conservation in the southeastern U.S.

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Identifying New Golden-Winged Warbler Locations
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Identifying New Golden-Winged Warbler Locations

Access to private land and the open ears of mountain residents greatly help scientists better identify Golden-Wing Warblers in their natural habitat.

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International Work
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International Work

Working with international partners helps ensure migratory birds have access to their essential resources all year long.

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News & Updates

Audubon, NC DEQ's Regan, Grandfather Mountain officials talk WNC climate threats
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Audubon, DEQ Sec. Regan, Grandfather Mountain officials talk climate threats in WNC

— More than half of the breeding birds in the state threatened by changes to our climate can be found in western North Carolina.
Learning in the Field
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Learning in the Field

Audubon intern Sylvine Hill paddles through a swamp and talks with landowners to learn lessons in conservation

For One Western North Carolina Landowner, Retirement is for the Birds
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For One Western North Carolina Landowner, Retirement is for the Birds

Russell Blevins' commitment to habitat management is good news for the Golden-winged Warblers that share his property with him.

Letting it Grow: How Landowners are Helping Birds by Mowing Less
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Letting it Grow: How Landowners are Helping Birds by Mowing Less

Allison Bovée and Mary Vogel have changed their landscaping practices at BirdTown Cabins in western North Carolina to create new bird habitat.

Neighbors Band Together for Golden-winged Warblers
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Neighbors Band Together for Golden-winged Warblers

In Mitchell County, landowners are turning a power line right-of-way into prime habitat for a declining warbler.

Welcoming Golden-winged Warblers to a Working Farm
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Welcoming Golden-winged Warblers to a Working Farm

The owners of Shady Grove Gardens in Ashe County open their farm to birds and birders every spring.

Steward It and They Will Come
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Steward It and They Will Come

The owners of B and L Organic farm carefully steward their land for Golden-winged Warblers and other wildlife.

Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species
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Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

Inspired by the Red-cockaded Woodpecker's resilience, the Houston Astros affiliate has chosen the bird to be its official mascot.

Priority Bird Profile: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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Priority Bird Profile: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is one of about a dozen “priority species” that the National Audubon Society’s Healthy Forest initiative has chosen to help through active forest protection and management.

Old Homestead Seeds Change
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Old Homestead Seeds Change

"Since I’ve owned my property I’ve been looking for ways to benefit wildlife," explains Broadwell. "I want to make it a more interesting and attractive place for myself and the animals that depend on it."

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