Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
More than a century ago, Audubon’s first members rallied a nation to protect birds from the hunters who sought their spectacular feathers to adorn hats. Today, we’re tackling environmental threats more complex and daunting than the early activists could have imagined, from climate change to catastrophic oil spills. And that small cadre of dedicated members has grown into a hemispheric network.
We have built a legacy of conservation success on the strength of our network of members, chapters, Audubon centers, state offices, and dedicated professional staff. Blending science, education, and policy expertise, we protect birds and habitat throughout the U.S. and in eight countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Here is how we’re making a difference.
- By mobilizing more than 450 local chapters and 860,000 members for grassroots conservation action, including our climate initiative—our most ambitious effort in decades.
- By putting science, policy, and education expertise to work to develop and advance innovative, effective approaches to conservation, including energy siting that protects critical habitat.
- By building a broad and inclusive constituency for conservation. We touch four million readers, visitors, friends and followers through our award-winning Audubon magazine, our website, and social media.
- By engaging hundreds of thousands of volunteer "Citizen Scientists" each year to collect vital data, through Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count, Great Backyard Bird Count, Hummingbirds at Home and our newest project, Climate Watch. Their observations are the raw material for our groundbreaking analyses, which guide scientists and policy-makers in addressing the needs of birds and other wildlife.
- By leading collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including international partners, business leaders, policy-makers, private landowners, and other environmental organizations, on behalf of birds and wildlife.
Twenty-two state programs, 41 Audubon centers, and more than 450 local chapters. All working together as One Audubon.