The following resources provide helpful information on various topics including bird identification, volunteer opportunities, and conservation efforts.

Audubon Society:

National Audubon Society

Audubon North Carolina

Bird Identification and Sightings Records:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds guide

eBird — view and share bird sightings via this easy-to-use program

Birds of North Carolina — an impressive "compendium" of bird records for NC

CarolinaBirds sightings listserv

Regional and Local Bird Clubs:

Carolina Bird Club

Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

Franklin Bird Club

High Country Audubon Society

Herps, Leps, and Odes (or, Reptiles and Amphibians, Butterflies and Moths, and Dragonflies and Damselflies):

Herps of North Carolina

Butterflies of North Carolina

Moths of North Carolina

Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina


American Bird Conservancy Annual Reports

Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme Disease Fact Sheet

Helpful Links

Formerly the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society, Blue Ridge Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties in western North Carolina.

Our mission is to protect birds and the places they depend on. We believe that a world in which birds thrive is a world that benefits all living things.


Our vision is a vibrant and just community where the protection of birds and our natural world is valued by everyone.

Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter

PO Box 18711

Asheville, NC 28814

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Blue Ridge Audubon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.