Audubon North Carolina

Baltimore Oriole. Photo: Linda Scher/Audubon Photography Awards

Audubon North Carolina is a regional office of the National Audubon Society.

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, Audubon protects birds and the places they need across North Carolina using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

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Triad Cities get Native Plants Policies, Thanks to Chapter Advocacy
Chapters

Triad Cities get Native Plants Policies, Thanks to Chapter Advocacy

Greensboro and Winston-Salem pass policies that promote the use of native plants and ban invasives.

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Executive Order to Restore and Protect NC’s Natural and Working Lands
News

Executive Order to Restore and Protect NC’s Natural and Working Lands

Executive order to conserve and restore 2 million acres of forests and wetlands in North Carolina and plant 1 million new trees in urban areas by 2040.

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Marsh Restoration Projects Take Shape at Audubon’s Pine Island Sanctuary
Coast

Marsh Restoration Projects Take Shape at Audubon’s Pine Island Sanctuary

Pilot projects will test methods for protecting and rebuilding Currituck Sound marshes.

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News & Updates

Birders, We Need Your Help to Finish the NC Bird Atlas
Conservation

Birders, We Need Your Help to Finish the NC Bird Atlas

We’re entering the final TWO breeding seasons for this important state-wide project.

Seabird that Depends on NC’s Offshore Waters Gains Federal Protections
Conservation

Seabird that Depends on NC’s Offshore Waters Gains Federal Protections

Endangered species protections will help Black-capped Petrel as offshore wind energy ramps up.

The Birds are Back in Town
Media Releases

The Birds are Back in Town

As we welcome the return of our coastal birds for the breeding season, we need your help to keep them safe.

Waterbird Survey Shows Continued Declines for Beach-nesting Species
Coast

Waterbird Survey Shows Continued Declines for Beach-nesting Species

A 2023 census report shows substantial declines for Black Skimmers, among others. Here's how we’re working to turn the tide.

Executive Order to Restore and Protect NC’s Natural and Working Lands
News

Executive Order to Restore and Protect NC’s Natural and Working Lands

Executive order to conserve and restore 2 million acres of forests and wetlands in North Carolina and plant 1 million new trees in urban areas by 2040.

Trail Cameras Show Perils Facing Oystercatcher Families on the Cape Fear River
Coast

Trail Cameras Show Perils Facing Oystercatcher Families on the Cape Fear River

Less than a quarter of oystercatcher parents were able to successfully raise chicks on the river last summer. Trail camera footage reveals some of the reasons why.

Expansion of Eastern NC Refuge Would Bring Critical Bird Habitat into Conservation
News

Expansion of Eastern NC Refuge Would Bring Critical Bird Habitat into Conservation

Audubon and our members backed the proposed expansion of a refuge that supports the highest density of nesting birds in our state.

Flock Together for the Great Backyard Bird Count
News

Flock Together for the Great Backyard Bird Count

Share the joy of birding with others during this global event.

Behind the Gates: Winter at Pine Island
Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. Sanctuary And Audubon Center In Corolla

Behind the Gates: Winter at Pine Island

There’s more to winter at Pine Island than cold weather and waterfowl. Join award-winning photographer Bryan Putnam for a tour.

Your Guide to the Sights and Songs of North Carolina’s Overwintering Birds
Birds

Your Guide to the Sights and Songs of North Carolina’s Overwintering Birds

Winter is a great time to catch a glimpse of unique winter residents as well as some familiar favorites right in your backyard.