About Us

Bird Alliance of Oregon’s passionate and growing community has loved and advocated for Oregon’s wildlife and wild places for more than 100 years. With the help of our vast network of advocates, nature enthusiasts, and partners, we inspire and connect people to nature through a variety of programs that are grounded in science and learning.

Our mission: To inspire all people to love and protect birds, wildlife, and the natural environment upon which life depends.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Bird Alliance of Oregon strives to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive community with a collective vision of a more just, sustainable, and healthy environment for all people and wildlife. We are committed to advancing equity, embracing diverse perspectives, and working to dismantle systems of oppression in order to build a better future for Bird Alliance of Oregon, our community, and the environmental movement.

We acknowledge the impacts of systemic racism and oppression in our country, and how they show up in the conservation movement, as well as in our own organization. We will continue to examine the ways Bird Alliance of Oregon has benefitted from these structures and work to address past wrongdoings, close gaps in our programming and policies, and build stronger and deeper relationships with diverse communities.

Our commitment to equity and inclusion extends to all facets of our organization, from our board and staff to our membership, volunteers and beyond. 

“Together for nature” means that every person has a voice and a meaningful contribution to make in stewarding our natural environment, not only at Bird Alliance of Oregon, but in the greater conservation movement. 

Our Work

Protect: Using a suite of conservation methods, we work to protect imperiled species, reduce threats to birds across the Oregon landscape, preserve high-priority habitat, fight climate change, and advocate for equitable access to nature for all Portland-area residents.

Learn: Our expert educators provide world-class environmental education programs – both locally and abroad – that inspire more than 12,000 children and 3,000 adults a year to better understand and connect with the natural world.

Rehabilitate Wildlife: The Wildlife Care Center is the state’s oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility, treating more than 3,000 injured and orphaned native animals and responding to more than 10,000 wildlife-related inquiries a year.

Steward: Our wildlife sanctuaries in the city, mountains, and coast model healthy ecosystems, offer safe havens to wildlife, and provide people with places to connect with nature.

Volunteer: More than 500 volunteers are a vital part of Bird Alliance of Oregon flock, donating more than 43,000 hours of service a year.

Go Birding: We support the birding community and provide resources, classes, outings, trips, and volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about and enjoy the birds in their backyards and beyond.