The Joy of Birds

Birds bring us happiness, especially in trying times. Enjoy this special birdy care package—from Audubon North Carolina to you.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo: Jerry Black/Audubon Photography Awards

News & Updates

October Birds: 8 Fall Migrants and Winter Arrivals
Joy Of Birds

October Birds: 8 Fall Migrants and Winter Arrivals

Leaves are changing, and so are the birds in your backyard and local parks.

New Oyster Reef Project Bolsters Bird Habitat, Water Quality on the Cape Fear
Media Releases

New Oyster Reef Project Bolsters Bird Habitat, Water Quality on the Cape Fear

— Audubon completes Phase One of $500,000 oyster reef restoration.
The Secretive Eastern Black Rail Officially Gets Classified as ‘Threatened’
News

The Secretive Eastern Black Rail Officially Gets Classified as ‘Threatened’

After decades of declining populations and habitat loss, the elusive subspecies is now listed under the Endangered Species Act.

How to Watch Chimney Swifts in North Carolina this Fall
Bird-Friendly Communities

How to Watch Chimney Swifts in North Carolina this Fall

Witness the magic of fall migration at a swift roost near you.

At Chapter Day, Audubon Leaders Celebrate Successes and Reinvent for the Future
Advocacy

At Chapter Day, Audubon Leaders Celebrate Successes and Reinvent for the Future

Chapters connect people and inspire action, despite shutdowns and stay-home orders.

Staff Check on Coastal Birds After Isaias Storms Past
Coastal Islands Sanctuary Program

Staff Check on Coastal Birds After Isaias Storms Past

Birds that nested early fared well, but Brown Pelicans and Black Skimmers lost chicks that were too young to fly.

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.

Audubon Launches Virtual Planning App for Currituck Marsh Restoration
Donal O'Brien Jr.  Sanctuary And Audubon Center

Audubon Launches Virtual Planning App for Currituck Marsh Restoration

Funded by state and federal grants, new web app helps land managers protect marshes and coastal communities.

Oystercatchers Thrive on Lea-Hutaff This Summer
Coast

Oystercatchers Thrive on Lea-Hutaff This Summer

Even new oystercatcher parents are successfully raising chicks.

Drone Mapping Project Takes Flight at Pine Island
Donal O'Brien Jr.  Sanctuary And Audubon Center

Drone Mapping Project Takes Flight at Pine Island

Audubon partners with Elizabeth City State University to survey Currituck marshes with drones.