Walker Golder, deputy director of Audubon North Carolina, has taken on another responsibility: coordinating Audubon’s efforts along the Atlantic Flyway, the Wilmington StarNews reported.
Golder, a Wilmington resident, has worked at the bird conservation organization for over three decades. In September, he took over as the director of the Atlantic Flyway, a migratory path for birds stretching from the Arctic to Antarctica, which includes the United States’ east coast.
Golder said the flyway is one of four bird “highways in the sky” in the country and that his work will also include other countries along the path of the flyway.
“That includes the North Carolina state program and programs in eight states along the Atlantic coast,” he said. “I work to advance conservation for birds and the habitats they depend on across those states and internationally. I work with partners from Canada to Argentina.”
Golder previously worked on a coastal sanctuary system that protects 35 percent of the state’s breeding shorebirds and discovered the piping plover’s Bahamas wintering grounds.