Audubon Photography Awards

The Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibition

The year's best bird photographs, selected by a panel of judges out of thousands of entries, are on tour. Find out when they're near you.

For more than a century, Audubon has protected birds and the places they need. We know that where birds thrive, people prosper, so taking care of birds benefits our communities, too.

Today’s best bird photography has the same effect. In order to inspire and inform people from communities across North America, Audubon created the Audubon Photography Awards Exhibition, which brings a traveling exhibit of award-winning photos to Audubon centers and chapters in a variety of cities and towns. Check the list below to find an exhibit near you.

Selected from more than 8,000 entries, the winning photos were published in the Summer 2018 issue of Audubon Magazine and show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant.

The Audubon Photography Awards Exhibition is sponsored by Canon. As part of that partnership, Audubon and Canon are working together to introduce people to the wonder and beauty of birds through photography. 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.


2018-2019 Traveling Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit

September 19 – October 10
Audubon Florida – Starting at Tropical Audubon Society in Miami, FL, and traveling to other local events
Rutland County Audubon Society – Rutland, VT

October 17 – November 7
Audubon Florida – Starting at Tropical Audubon Society in Miami, FL, and traveling to other local events
Audubon Arkansas/Little Rock Audubon Center – Little Rock, AR
Santa Fe Audubon Society – Hawthorne, FL

November 14 – December 5
Birmingham Audubon Society – Birmingham, AL
John James Audubon Center – Audubon, PA
Golden Eagle Audubon Society – Boise, ID
Grand Valley Audubon Society – Grand Junction, CO

December 12 – January 2
Buffalo Audubon Society – Buffalo, NY

January 9 – 30
Audubon Vermont/Green Mountain Audubon Center – Burlington, VT
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center – San Antonio, TX
Pelican Island Audubon Society – Vero Beach, FL
Altacal Audubon Society – Chico, CA

February 6 – 27
Bucks County Audubon Society – New Hope, PA
Wichita Audubon Society – Wichita, KS
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia – Reston, VA
Atlanta Audubon Society – Atlanta, GA
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey – Maitland, FL

March 6 – 27
Seward Park Audubon Center – Seattle, WA
Audubon Society of Martin County – Stuart, FL
South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society - Elkhart, IN
Audubon Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA and New Orleans, LA
Champaign County Audubon Society – Homer, IL

April 3 – 24
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center – Cedar Hill, TX
Dungeness River Audubon Center – Sequim, WA
Bartramian Audubon Society – Slippery Rock, PA
Audubon Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA and New Orleans, LA
Quad City Audubon Society - Davenport, IA

May 1 – 22
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center – Garrison, NY
Central Kentucky Audubon Society – Lexington, KY
San Fernando Valley Audubon Society – Van Nuys, CA
North Central Washington Audubon Society – Wenatchee, WA

May 29 – June 19
Bedford Audubon Society – Bedford, NY
St. Johns County Audubon Society – Jacksonville, FL
Prince George’s County Audubon Society – Bowie, MD
Great Salt Lake Audubon Society - Salt Lake City, UT

June 26 – July 17
Audubon South Carolina/Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Sanctuary – Charleston, SC
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary – Naples, FL
Red Rock Audubon Society – Las Vegas, NV
Southern Adirondack Audubon Society - Lake George, NY


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