Coasts Advocacy

You can help us protect birds and the places they need.

Audubon is building a network of bipartisan advocates for climate solutions. By engaging with our 1.8 million members, and the more than 45 million Americans who consider themselves birders, we make complex environmental impacts tangible, and national and global issues local. Audubon brings people together to take action through their passion for birds: stewarding a beach to protect nesting shorebirds, planting native gardens that support bird populations, participating in a Christmas Bird Count or taking a bird walk at a local Audubon nature center. Each activity can provide a window into the impacts of a changing climate on the birds we care about.


To learn more about Audubon's Campaigns strategy, visit conservation campaigns.

Audubon's Grassroots Organizing

We believe that people have the power to make a difference for birds. Across the country, birders are building grassroots power to forge a safe and sustainable future on our coasts.

Marine and coastal birds face daunting challenges to their survival at every stage of their life cycle, including overfishing, pollution, rapidly warming ocean water, and habitat loss. It’s going to take the power of people to push forward the bold solutions needed to keep our coasts beautiful, resilient, and safe. Together, we can take on the challenge.

Coastal advocacy at work

Audubon On Campus

What I Learned on Capitol Hill

Audubon campus chapter leader Michael Kerrigan recalls what it was like to meet with legislators and advocate on behalf of birds.

Getting the Low-Down on Advocacy from Sally Puent

It’s all about practice, and knowing what your goals are.

Largest-ever Seabird Action Week Demonstrates the Power of the Audubon Network

Audubon’s third annual advocacy week brings activists together from around the country to speak up for seabirds.

Seabirds and Fisheries Get a Virtual Lift in Congress from Audubon Advocates

Grassroots members attend Audubon's annual forage fish fly-in and speak to legislators about the importance of healthy fisheries.

A New Wave of Advocates Arrives in Washington

At a recent fly-in event, Audubon volunteers challenge Congress to save seabirds.