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The National Audubon Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 13-1624102. Gifts will be used for our general fund to help protect birds and places they need.


What America's Birds Face Now

Climate change
endangers nearly half of all North American birds

The federal agenda
guts support for conservation and clean energy programs

Critical landscapes for birds are at risk from
development and drilling

PRINCIPLED PROTECTION FOR BIRDS AND THEIR HABITATS

For more than 100 years, Audubon has embraced the mission of protecting birds and the places they need. Your gift funds a well-integrated program of science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Your support lets us stand up for birds, defending the clean air, clean water, healthy habitat, and stable climate they—and we all—require.

“I love birds and am grateful for Audubon's conservation and protection efforts.”

— Kris R., friend of Audubon

“I look to Audubon as a leader in the fight against climate change.”

— Stefan J., monthly supporter

“No other organization does the work Audubon does. It’s very well rounded and well run.”

— Julia A., member of Audubon


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Audubon’s mission?

    Audubon's mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

  • How will my donation be used?

    Donations made to Audubon support our work across five core priorities: Coasts, Climate, Working Lands, Water, and Bird-Friendly Communities.

    These priorities encompass the range of places and resources birds need to thrive, including resilient shorelines, clean lakes, bird-safe cities, and healthy habitat strongholds that will sustain birds as the climate changes and their old homes disappear.

    You can learn more about the critical programs and efforts that your donation supports by viewing our full strategic plan. Audubon has received four out of four stars from Charity Navigator.

  • Why should I become a member?

    In addition to being the foundation of our crucial conservation, restoration, and relief efforts, members also enjoy:

    • A one-year subscription to Audubon magazine
    • Access to local birding and community events
    • Breaking news on birds, their habitats, and advocacy efforts
    • A powerful voice in the fight to protect birds
    • Special offers and exclusive discounts
  • How can I learn more about Audubon and the work it does?

    The best way to keep up to date on Audubon’s bird-saving work is to join our mailing list. Be sure to stay updated on our blog, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for news about our work, inspiring photos, and opportunities to get involved. You can learn more about current and future priorities by viewing our 2016 – 2020 strategic plan.

  • How secure is your online donation form?

    All transactions made through Audubon’s donation form are 100% secure, and encrypted by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology.

  • Is my donation tax-deductible?

    Yes, your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Your receipt—which you’ll see upon completing your contribution and receive in email—will indicate the amount of your gift that is tax-deductible.

Photos from top: Steve Torna/Audubon Photography Awards; Lin Teichman/Audubon Photography Awards