Save the Date: Audubon North Carolina Summit 2024 in Durham

Audubon members from across the state will gather in Durham Oct. 4-6 to celebrate fall migration.

This fall, celebrate migration and all of the amazing bird conservation work taking place across the Tar Heel state at Audubon North Carolina’s 2024 Summit in Durham, co-hosted with the New Hope Bird Alliance.  

We’ve accomplished a lot over the last two years, from bird-friendly policies and programs launched by chapters across the state, to landmark conservation legislation passed at the N.C. General Assembly. The summit will be our chance to gather as a flock, share inspiration, and enjoy birds at the peak of fall migration. The schedule will include inspiring workshops, exciting field trips, and plenty of social and networking time in between. 

The Durham Hilton Garden Inn will be our home base for the weekend, located near Durham’s 9th Street corridor and a short drive to the city’s downtown and many birding hotspots in Durham and Orange Counties. (We'll have a block of rooms available at a special price once registration launches in July.)

Workshops will cover a variety of topics and offer new ways for you and your chapter to share inspiration with your peers and deepen your understanding of bird conservation and advocacy. Here’s a quick preview: 

  • Learn about the Motus tracking network and Audubon’s Bird Migration Explorer, and how your chapter can get involved
  • Training in advocacy and urban forestry, so you can build a campaign plan to preserve forests and tree canopy in your own community.
  • Birding 101 and intro to community science projects for birders of all skill levels  

Attendees will have the option to join a wide variety of field trips to see all the birds Durham and the surrounding area has to offer during the height of fall migration, from forests and grasslands to urban parks and botanical gardens.  

Date: Oct. 4-6, 2024 
Location/Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Durham 

Registration: Online registration opens in July. 

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