In keeping with our mission, Wake Audubon supports a number of conservation projects for our members and the community to become involved in. How would you like to contribute?
Roost Tower, viewing and research station at Prairie Ridge Ecosystem in Northwest Raleigh will provide a permanent roost site for Chimney Swifts as the number of alternate local sites are dwindling. Learn more about this species, the concerns that caused us to take action, what to expect at the site, and education and research plans. Tower construction is complete; the viewing area patio will be completed this spring.
of concern because of population decline. Our goal is to increase our members’ knowledge about this species and awareness of steps they can take to protect this species. Since 2008 we have recognized the Prothonatory Warbler, Purple Martin, Loggerhead Shrike, Chimney Swift, Eastern Meadowlark, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Field Sparrow and Grasshopper Sparrow and Brown Thrasher. Visit the “Bird of the Year” page to learn more about these birds.
The Brown-headed Nuthatch project is a state-wide initiative to provide nesting boxes for this year-round resident of the southeastern United States. Learn how to join in efforts to place homes for Brown-headed Nuthatches throughout our state.
ongoingprogram of planting milkweed seedlings in our local parks. Volunteers work with park staff to begin or enhance stands of this beneficial native plant, critically important to the monarch caterpillar