With a mission to promote the enjoyment, understanding and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats, the Audubon Society of Portland connects people with nature and their power to protect it. From Portland’s urban neighborhoods to across the region and state, Portland Audubon has been mobilizing Oregonians for over 100 years and has been instrumental in developing the environmental policies that shape our region today. We advocate for our area’s environmental health from urban wildlife areas to ancient forests to marine reserves. We offer educational programs designed to engage kids and adults alike in the an appreciation and stewardship of nature, and our conservation programs provide a continuum of engagement opportunities like our Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Citizen Science and advocacy, to protection of nature close to home.
Our 150 acre Wildlife Sanctuary, just five minutes from downtown Portland, offers 4 miles of family friendly trails, a Nature Store and a Wildlife Care Center, the region’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation center. Portland Audubon has a membership of 11,000 and enjoys 40,000 visitors and program participants yearly.
The Wild Arts Festival is one of the major fundraising activities of Portland Audubon and is possible because of the efforts of over 200 volunteers. The proceeds of the Wild Arts Festival benefit the programs of the Audubon Society of Portland.