Private Lands Protection

Engaging private landowners sparks habitat conservation.

Photo: Aimee Tomcho

Habitat on private lands plays a critical role in bird conservation in the southeastern U.S. By engaging landowners in bird conservation and stewardship programs, we maximize the protection of North Carolina’s special places. But it is not just about birds, it is about the people who live there, too. By providing an opportunity for landowners to connect deeply with the wonder of their own land, Audubon NC’s assistance can help provide the gateway to a legacy of conservation.

Golden-winged Warbler

Latin:  Vermivora chrysoptera

Illustration for Golden-winged Warbler

American Woodcock

Latin:  Scolopax minor

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Eastern Whip-poor-will

Latin:  Antrostomus vociferus

Illustration for Eastern Whip-poor-will

Prairie Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga discolor

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News & Updates

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Forest Landbird Legacy Program

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This year, Audubon hit the road to celebrate the people who make our Forest Landbird Legacy Program possible.

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Forestry In Action

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Light Weight Tracking Technology Could Help Reveal Mysteries of Golden-wing Decline
Conserve Golden-Wings

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For one Yancey County Couple, Art and Land Stewardship Converge
Working Lands

For one Yancey County Couple, Art and Land Stewardship Converge

How a renowned artist with a global reach is turning his attention to his own backyard through Audubon’s Working Lands program.

How Bottomland Forests Help Birds and People
Working Lands

How Bottomland Forests Help Birds and People

Audubon and our partners are helping landowners be better stewards of their low-lying hardwood forests, a threatened habitat that supports wildlife and people.

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Forestry In Action

Healthy Forests Mean Healthy Diets for Hungry Songbirds on the Move

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A Guide to Fall Migration in the Mountains and Piedmont
Working Lands

A Guide to Fall Migration in the Mountains and Piedmont

Migration season has arrived, and NC’s mountain birds are on the move!

Bridging the Gender Gap in Forest Stewardship
Working Lands

Bridging the Gender Gap in Forest Stewardship

ForestHer NC has reached 1,000 people across the state, empowering landowners to better manage their land for birds and wildlife.

Restoring Piedmont Forests for Birds
Forest Landbird Legacy Program

Restoring Piedmont Forests for Birds

An Audubon partnership with Three Rivers Land Trust is breathing new life into woodlands, thanks to prescribed fires and bird-friendly forestry practices.

Horses and Flying Logs: Using Old and New Forestry Methods to Improve Bird Habitat
Forestry In Action

Horses and Flying Logs: Using Old and New Forestry Methods to Improve Bird Habitat

Forest Landbird Legacy Program helps Ashe County landowner restore forested property.

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