Six Birdy and Binge-worthy Videos on North Carolina Birds

Get your fill of North Carolina birds with these short films, TV shows, and virtual presentations featuring Audubon.

North Carolina is home to more than 400 bird species. Learning about them is a lifelong endeavor. Get started by binge-watching the top six educational short films, TV shows, and presentations featuring Audubon North Carolina.


The Wood Thrush Connection

The Wood Thrush makes an incredible migration journey each year from Central America to forests and backyards across North Carolina. Audubon partnered with the Climate Listening Project to tell the story of the threats this bird faces and how it unites people and places across the globe around conservation.

Learn how conservation heroes from North Carolina to Belize are working to help the climate-threatened Wood Thrush.


Exploring North Carolina: Report from the Birds

Audubon worked with Tom Earnhardt, host of Exploring North Carolina on PBS, to bring this tour of North Carolina's bird life to televsion viewers across the state. Watch for an up-close look at nesting Brown Pelicans and close encounters with warblers in the mountains.

Join Audubon and Exploring North Carolina for a tour of bird life across the state.


Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink

Audubon released a landmark climate report in 2019 that found two-thirds of North American bird species at risk of extinction because of rising temperatures and more extreme weather. Get caught up on the report and learn what we can do now to help birds by watching Audubon North Carolina Director of Conservation Curtis Smalling's presentation at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.

Curtis Smalling presents the findings of Survival by Degrees at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.


The Pine Island Story

Both the biologically diverse communities and human habitations of North Carolina’s Outer Banks must deal cope with a place in flux, one where the only constant is change. Join Robbie Fearn, director of Audubon's Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. Sanctuary at Pine Island, for an exploration of the history, heritage, and future of Currituck Sound and the sanctuary he oversees.

The Pine Island Story—History, Heritage, and Living Laboratory for Coastal North Carolina


Exploring North Carolina: For the Birds

Did you know one of the early leaders of the National Audubon Society lived and worked right here in North Carolina? In this episode of Exploring North Carolina, you'll learn about the life of T. Gilbert Pearson, as well as the Brimley brothers, and how their fight against the plumage trade at the turn of the 20th century helped start the bird conservation movement.

In the episode, Exploring North Carolina examines the extraordinary lives and legacy of T. Gilbert Pearson and the Brimley brothers.


Exploring North Carolina: Currituck

Currituck Sound is among the most important places for birds in the hemisphere and is a hotspot for coastal change. Audubon staff joined Exploring North Carolina on this episode diving into the region's history and biodiversity, which also includes Audubon's 2,600-acre Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. Sanctuary at Pine Island.

In this episode, Exploring North Carolina examines Currituck Sound's extreme biological diversity and its history as a place where “change” is the norm.

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