Bald Eagles. Jaime Lyons/Audubon Photography Awards

Welcome New and Returning Members of Congress

On behalf of Audubon’s 1.4 million members, congratulations on your election to Congress.

Audubon protects birds and the places they need using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Over the years we’ve worked with members of Congress on the right, left, and center, and we look forward to the chance to work with you.

We would also love to take you on a bird walk in your district or state with some members from your local Audubon chapter. Or, right here in Washington, DC.

If you are interested in a bird walk, please contact Chloe Koseff at ckoseff@audubon.org.

Our state programs, nature centers, and chapters across the nation have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action.

Did you know that Audubon has twenty-three state programs, 41 centers and more than 450 local chapters? You can find us in your state or district at www.audubon.org/about/audubon-near-you.

If you love birds, you can find out which local native plants will bring more to your yard back home our interactive search page www.audubon.org/native-plants.

For more than a century, love of birds has driven our legacy of conservation achievement. This shared value is what enables Audubon to cut across partisan divides and bring people together for a common purpose to advance our five conservation priorities—Bird-friendly Communities, Climate, Coasts, Water, and Working Lands—in the halls of Congress.

John J. Audubon painted more than 435 of his iconic, life-size watercolors of North American birds, and you can download a high resolution image of your own state bird for your new office here: www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/state.

We stand ready to work with you to advance meaningful policy solutions. Responsible stewardship of our environment requires voices on both sides of the political aisle, and Audubon and our members would welcome working with you on tackling the most pressing conservation challenges facing our country. 

Our interactive report on which birds in each state are threatened by a changing climate is at climate.audubon.org.

Please reach out to us with your ideas and see us as a trusted resource to your office moving forward on issues important to protecting the places birds need. We look forward to meeting with you and your staff soon to discuss Audubon’s conservation policy priorities for the 116th Congress.

Again, congratulations.

 

David Yarnold  
President and CEO  
National Audubon Society  

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