Advocating wildlife, nature and environmental conservation
Wake Audubon is looking for volunteers. We have some positions open and could use your help, so why not try your hand at one of the following? Contact our volunteer coordinator, Mary Abrams, and let us know your interest.
Manage a nest box. We frequently are the happy recipients of bird boxes for everything from owls and bats to bluebirds. We need someone to monitor these boxes for activity in the spring, clean them out in the fall, and make sure they are not falling apart. Most of the boxes are at Anderson Point Park and Horseshoe Farm.
Work with local elementary school teachers to make them aware of Audubon-sponsored material for their classrooms. See more under our Education menu.
Contribute to enewsletter or our blog. Do you ever have good ideas for an article? We need your input! Contact Gerry.
Help distribute our activities calendar. We print an annual calendar of events as well as our Bird of the Year poster and distribute them around Wake County to bird stores, outdoor outfitters, parks, and libraries. We need a responsible person or people who can keep track throughout the year of what locations have calendars and who needs more.
Give a talk. It’s not as scary as it sounds! We frequently receive requests to give bird talks to different audiences: nursing homes, libraries, etc. We have a “canned” presentation along with props you can bring. It’s not hard to do, though it does require a little knowledge about common “feeder” birds that we can teach you.
Monitoring a Bluebird Nest Box
We can always use help with both fundraising and marketing. If you have talent or knowledge in either of these fields, we need to hear from you!
Each spring red-tailed hawks soar, hunt and raise young right next to the State Capitol Building in Downtown Raleigh. Wake Audubon hosts 8 – 10 Hawk Watch events from April – May. Volunteers bring their spotting scope and enthusiasm for birding downtown for an hour to share the wonder of raptors with passersby.