Audubon’s Partnership with Canon

Photo: Angus Mordant

Throughout 2019, Audubon and Canon are teaming up to share the beauty and wonder of birds with people throughout the United States and around the world.

The annual Audubon Photography Awards show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant.  And, with support from Canon, the winning photographs from the 2019 awards are traveling the country and being displayed by Audubon centers, chapters, libraries, and community hubs. Visitors from Miami to Seattle can walk among the winning photographs and learn more about local birdlife.

Selected from more than 10,000 entries, the winning photographs also appeared in the summer issue of Audubon magazine and Audubon’s website featured photo galleries pulled from the top entries including top 100 bird photos and fascinating bird behavior.

Audubon and Canon have also teamed up to let thousands of people try their hand at bird photography. This year, a series of events are scheduled at Audubon centers and other green spaces across the country, where participants can borrow the latest Canon camera gear and take it out on a bird walk with an Audubon naturalist to capture their own memorable shots.

Audubon takes pride in the stunning bird photography displayed in Audubon magazine and at Audubon centers and chapters nationwide. These photographs play a vital role in telling the story of protecting birds and the places they need. By working with partners like Canon, we are able to share that story with people in communities everywhere as well as offer bird lovers an opportunity for hands-on experiences with Canon’s photography experts and equipment to better learn how to capture striking moments of birdlife.

Canon is committed to a wide range of environmental initiatives in the United States and around the world. Canon’s Bird Branch Project is aimed at conserving biodiversity, including birds and other living beings at their sites globally.

Upcoming Events 

Audubon is teaming up with Canon USA to host unique Birds in Focus events at centers around the country. Each Audubon + Canon Birds in Focus event includes a guided bird walk led by an Audubon naturalist and a Canon photography pro with the opportunity to try out the latest cameras, lenses, and binoculars available from Canon—and an opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing live birds. At Birds in Focus local photography experts will also be on hand to offer tips and tricks, and visitors can get inspired by the Audubon Photography Awards exhibit.

Find one near you. Event registration opens approximately 4 weeks in advance.

May 18 & 19
Trinity River Audubon Center
Dallas, TX 

June 15 & 18
Seward Park Audubon Center
Seattle, WA

August 16 & 17
Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge
Minneapolis, MN

September 6, 7 & 8
Strawberry Plains Hummingbird Festival
Holly Springs, MS

September 14 & 15
Audubon Greenwich
Greenwich, CT

 September 21 & 22
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Columbus, OH

October 5 & 6
John James Audubon Center
Audubon, PA

October 26 & 27
TBD
Boston, MA

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