As the site of North Carolina’s first Audubon Center, the Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Sanctuary in Corolla is becoming a central location for environmental research, and developing new conservation and management techniques in North Carolina.
Positioned between the Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, the Sanctuary is already experiencing early warning signs of serious environmental threats. Issues that will soon affect birds as well as people, including severe storms, rising sea level, change in water quality and dwindling habitats. These topics will be the focus of some of the research initiatives based at the Sanctuary.
Browse our website to learn more about how the Audubon Sanctuary is creating a research hub supporting future conservation efforts across our state and the entire Flyway.
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Learn about the bird conservation research taking place at Pine Island and find nature-focused events happening at this Important Bird Area along the Outer Banks in our periodic eBulletin.