Creating Bird Friendly Communities across North Carolina
The Audubon North Carolina Bird-Friendly Communities Program is a broad-based partnership promoting and implementing the vision that bird-friendly communities across North Carolina give birds the opportunity to thrive by providing connected habitat dominated by native plants, minimizing threats posed by human structures, and engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in stewardship of nature. Focusing first on three easily replicable projects, the Audubon North Carolina Bird Friendly Communities Project will engage partners and the public to erect 10,000 Brown-headed Nuthatch nest boxes; engage building owners and architects to create a more bird-friendly structures; and help landscape architects and associated professions, as well as homeowners, utilize native landscape materials to improve habitat for birds and people. The project will focus its effort in communities throughout the state that provide critical linkages from one Important Bird Area to another. This project is being led by Curtis Smalling.