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Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. We focus on our local community and the Pacific Northwest.

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A Bald Eagle flies back into the wild after being treated in Portland Audubon's Wildlife Care Center - Tom Schmid

Mission

The Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

Overview

Founded 1902 | 31 staff | $3 million annual budget | Top 4-star Charity Navigator rating

Diversity Statement

The Audubon Society of Portland believes that inspiring all people to love and protect nature is best achieved when we embrace diversity as a value and practice. In the same way an ecosystem needs many types of plants and wildlife, an organization thrives when it includes a diversity of people and perspectives. We recognize that inequities are widespread and create gaps between our present reality and our aspirations. Portland Audubon is committed to:

  • Reflecting the diversity of the community in our board, staff, volunteers, and members.
  • Ensuring our internal culture, business practices, and programs are welcoming and advance our diversity goals.
  • Empowering people to make positive changes in their community and environment.

Our Work

Conservation: We use a suite of conservation methods to protect imperiled species, reduce threats to birds across the Oregon landscape and preserve high-priority habitat. We also work to ensure all Portland-area residents have access to nature.

Education: Our expert educators provide world-class environmental education programs – both domestically and abroad – that help more than 12,000 children and 3,000 adults a year better understand and appreciate the natural world.

Wildlife rehabilitation: The Wildlife Care Center is the state's oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility, and it treats more than 3,000 animals and responds to more than 11,000 wildlife-related inquiries a year.

Sanctuaries: We run nature sanctuaries in the city, mountains and coast that model healthy ecosystems, offer safe haven to wildlife and provide people with places to connect with nature.

Volunteerism: We offer a variety of citizen science and volunteer opportunities, through which volunteers donate 43,000 hours of service a year.

Birding: We support the birding community and help people of all ages and backgrounds get involved in birding.

Get Involved

The Audubon Society of Portland was founded 110 years ago by a group of conservationists. We are now a community of 15,000 who stand together to protect Oregon’s beautiful birds, wildlife and habitat. Join us by becoming a member, donating or volunteering.

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Charity Navigator 4-star logo - largeThe Audubon Society of Portland has been rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator. This top rating is awarded to organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in their field.

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