Wake Audubon is the proud recipient of the 2007 North Carolina Governor's Award for Environmental Organization of the Year!
Here is a list of our current conservation priorities:
- We started the Bird of the Year program in 2008 to educate the community about local bird species in distress.
- We successfully moved a large Purple Martin colony slated for demolition to a new location that will be protected permanently.
- We adopted the Lumber River IBA which entails conducting bird surveys several times a year.
- We adopted Anderson Point Park from the city of Raleigh to promote conservation through habitat restoration, nature walks, and exhibits.
- We organize and conduct annual Christmas Bird Count and Spring Migration Count in Wake County.
- We participate in stream cleanups on both our own adopted stretch of Crabtree Creek and in other areas of Raleigh with a variety of environmental groups.
- We construct, install, and maintain nest boxes in a number of local parks. Funds for these boxes come from Wake Audubon members as well as other charitable organizations.