National Audubon Society

National Audubon Society

Now in its second century, Audubon connects people with birds, nature, and the environment that supports us all. Our national network of community-based nature centers, chapters, scientific, education, and advocacy programs engages millions of people from all walks of life in conservation action to protect and restore the natural world.

Audubon Programs

  • Audubon Important Bird Areas

    As a global effort to identify the most important places for bird populations and to focus conservation efforts on those sites, IBAs represent the National Audubon Society's lead conservation initiative because the most severe threats to bird populations are habitat-based.

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Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count 

Volunteers have been counting birds on the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for over 100 years, and their contributions represent a tremendously valuable resource for learning more about bird behavior and bird conservation. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day.

All individual CBCs are conducted in the period from December 14 to January 5 each season, and each count is conducted in one calendar day. You can look up the results of this year’s count or explore results from previous years. The tools on the CBC webpages let you make maps of bird distributions, construct graphs of species trends over time, or see the raw count data.

Audubon Stories on LandScope

Go to the Map

Use the interactive map to zoom smoothly from a national view to state and local perspectives anywhere across the country.

Go Straight to Your State

Learn about conservation and open space in your state.

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