Research in North Carolina

Learn about the research engaging foresters across North Carolina.

Kelly Douglass, Forest Landbird Legacy Program partner, flags a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker tree for protection on private lands near the Uwharrie Mountains. Photo: Aimee Tomcho

Audubon NC is involved in regional and international research in the quest to better understand bird ecology. As our understanding grows, we become increasingly effective at saving the birds we cherish. Many people have helped make this journey a successful one. We know you will be inspired by stories about our conservation partners and beloved volunteers.

Regional Land Management Outreach Initiative to Protect More Golden-Winged Warbler Habitats
Media Releases

Regional Land Management Outreach Initiative to Protect More Golden-Winged Warbler Habitats

1,000 private landowners across nine Western NC counties identified for next wave of Working Lands outreach.

Read more

Watching Warblers with Valerie
Working Lands

Watching Warblers with Valerie

Valerie Bruchon is one of our seasonal field biologists working to conserve and support golden-winged warblers and their habitats in Western North Carolina. Here, she has detailed her experience of a day in the field.

Read more

Golden-winged Warblers Return to the Mountains
Working Lands

Golden-winged Warblers Return to the Mountains

In North Carolina, GWWA populations have declined an average of 10 percent every year for the past decade. Even more concerning, these warblers have seen a decline of nearly 98 percent in their entire Appalachian region breeding range.

Read more

Volunteers at Work for Golden-wing Protection with Bob Repoley
Working Lands

Volunteers at Work for Golden-wing Protection with Bob Repoley

Our volunteers help lay the groundwork for Audubon NC to identify and engage private landowners in habitat restoration for priority species including the Golden-winged Warbler.

Read more

The Golden-Wing Team Is Back!
Working Lands

The Golden-Wing Team Is Back!

Guest post by Anna Tisdale, a member of the Golden-winged Warbler field team. Anna’s research this season will help Audubon North Carolina’s conservation efforts to protect the birds in Western North Carolina.

Read more

New Volunteer Team Meets in the Mountains
Working Lands

New Volunteer Team Meets in the Mountains

A group of 15 volunteers gathers in in Burnsville to learn more about how to help restore habitat for the Golden-winged Warbler.

Read more

More Volunteers Trained to Protect Warblers
Working Lands

More Volunteers Trained to Protect Warblers

A new team of Audubon volunteers met at the Highlands Biological Station and in Macon and Jackson County to learn about Golden-winged Warbler conservation techniques.

Read more

A Successful Year Monitoring Golden-winged Warblers in North Carolina
Working Lands

A Successful Year Monitoring Golden-winged Warblers in North Carolina

For the North Carolina Audubon Golden-winged Warbler team, the 2013 field season has been a memorable one.

Read more

A Record-Setting Habitat for Warblers
Working Lands

A Record-Setting Habitat for Warblers

Mark and Margaret Hartman are managing their Ashe County land for Golden-winged Warblers. Click to learn more!

Read more

   

News & Updates

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

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
Forest Legacy Landbird Project - Working Lands

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
Conservation

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
Conservation

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
Working Lands

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
Working Lands

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
Working Lands

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
GWWA Conservation - Working Lands

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."

Land Trust Property Certified As Bird-Friendly Habitat
Forest Landbird Legacy Program

Land Trust Property Certified As Bird-Friendly Habitat

Audubon North Carolina is happy to officially recognize the LandTrust for Central NC’s Low Water Bridge property in Montgomery County as a Certified Forest Landbird Legacy Habitat.

Biodiversity Brings New Birds Home
Forest Landbird Legacy Program

Biodiversity Brings New Birds Home

In this series, we profile local landowners to share all the amazing and exciting ways various properties can be enhanced to support struggling populations of priority bird species.

How you can help, right now