Oregon Audubon Chapters

Twelve Audubon and Bird Alliance chapters work on conservation and environmental education programs across the Oregon landscape. From offering bird outings to fighting for our public lands, chapters serve as vital advocates for local communities who care about the health of their environment. In addition to working individually, all Audubon and Bird Alliance Chapters collaborate on statewide priorities to protect native birds and their habitat.

Learn about each of the chapters and the areas they serve.


Audubon Society of Corvallis

Serving Linn and Benton Counties

Audubon Society of Corvallis welcomes all persons interested in birds and nature. They offer programs for persons of all skills and interests to advance their enjoyment of birds: programs at their chapter meeting, local field trips and, their highly regarded statewide field trips. ASC has a strong educational program providing activities for school-age children, supporting the development of young birders, as well as a variety of environmental and extension programs primarily for adults. Audubon Society of Corvallis reaches out through schools, scouts, 4H and the Winter Wildlife Field Day. Their Hesthavn Nature Center serves both as a site for classwork and for developing habitat for birds and wildlife. These activities are opportunities not only to learn, but also to volunteer and support the vibrant Corvallis birding and environmental community. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Monthly chapter meetings featuring a variety of speakers on bird, nature and conservation topics
  • State-wide and local field trips throughout the year
  • An educational program offering many opportunities to attend, support or volunteer with, including our Hesthavn Nature Center
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat, photo by Scott Carpenter

Cape Arago Audubon Society

Serving Coos County

Cape Arago Audubon Society’s mission is to promote appreciation and understanding of the birds and natural environment of Coos County through education, field trips and local preservation and conservation projects that enhance their community. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Join them on their education programs
  • Attend a field trip
  • Get involved in their conservation work
Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper, photo by Scott Carpenter

East Cascades Audubon Society

Serving Central and Eastern Oregon

East Cascades Audubon Society promotes bird watching, bird awareness and bird conservation projects in Central and Eastern Oregon. A local organization, they specialize in Central Oregon ornithology, gathering local data and both sponsoring and participating in projects that help protect local bird populations. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Weekly Wednesday Birding trips
  • The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival in early June
  • Local conservation projects organized by our membership and/or with state and federal agencies
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker, photo by Hayley Crews

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Serving Southwest Oregon, focused on Curry County

Rooted deep in local communities, Kalmiopsis Audubon Society advocates on behalf of hundreds of community members for conservation, responsible land use, and stewardship of our public lands and wild rivers. Their mission is to protect the extraordinary and diverse natural habitats of Oregon’s South Coast, including old-growth forests, stunning coastlines, and wild rivers —for birds, fish, wildlife, and the next generations. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Birding and botany field trips
  • Help with local conservation advocacy
  • Read our Storm Petrel newsletter with with news about conservation, outings, and community science, plus birding notes, natural history and poetry
Marbled Murrelet, photo by USFWS

Klamath Basin Audubon Society

Serving Klamath and Lake Counties

Klamath Basin Bird Audubon Society provides the opportunity for all to experience and appreciate our region’s wildlife, focusing on birds and other natural resources. An all-volunteer chapter, they hold monthly general meetings as well as field trips to local birding areas that are open to the general public. Klamath Basin Audubon Society partners with many community groups to achieve its mission, including local schools, the city and county, federal agencies, and other conservation groups. Learn more. 

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Head to the annual Winter Wings Festival, a family friendly four-day event for birders and photographers.
  • They invite the public to attend monthly program meetings and field trips.
  • Apply for a grant: Using proceeds from the Winter Wings Festival, Klamath Basin Audubon Society offers grants to classroom teachers and organizations doing mission aligned work.
Western Grebes, photo by Patty McGann

Lane County Audubon Society

Serving Lane County

Lane County Audubon Society is dedicated to the conservation of and education about our natural environment, with a primary focus on birds and other wildlife and their habitats. Their bird walks and program meetings are an opportunity for community members to meet like-minded people, learn about birds and wildlife, and have a good time! They provide our members with timely conservation news and opportunities to participate in meaningful advocacy efforts. Their monthly newsletter, The Quail, keeps people informed on conservation issues, chapter activities and local bird sightings. Lane County Audubon Society provides educational programs that reach students in area schools, bringing them both Audubon Adventures and Audubon in the Schools, two different programs to enhance their learning and appreciation of the natural world. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Third Saturday bird walks
  • Fourth Tuesday program meetings, held 8 times per year
  • Booth events and other volunteer activities in the Eugene/Springfield area
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl, photo by Scott Carpenter

Audubon Society of Lincoln City

Serving Lincoln and Tillamook Counties

Audubon Society of Lincoln City was established in 2006. Their mission is to encourage residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the native birds, other wildlife, and habitats found on the Central Oregon Coast. They provide education for children and adults in Lincoln and Tillamook county schools. Their two-week adult education class, Basic Birding, is held at Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC). Audubon Society of Lincoln CIty’s new Conservation Action Committee is active in several areas, including Climate Change (ocean acidification, forest carbon issues), Snowy Plover education, and our Marine Reserves. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Join them on their monthly field trips
  • Take part in the Christmas Bird Count
  • Follow their updates on their Facebook page
Belted Kingfisher, photo by Tara Lemezis

Rogue Valley Audubon

Serving the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon

The mission of Rogue Valley Audubon Society is to support the conservation and restoration of ecosystems so that birds and other wildlife may flourish and contribute to our planet’s biodiversity. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Monthly programs, field trips and bird counts
  • RVAS supports many educational opportunities through school programs, scholarships and grants
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat, photo by Hayley Crews

Salem Audubon Society

Serving Marion, Polk and southern Yamhill Counties

The Salem Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. Their mission is to connect people to nature, through education focused on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, and conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems. To this end, they promote the enjoyment of wildlife and the stewardship of the environment with birding field trips, nature walks, monthly meetings and a variety of traveling educational programs. They involve volunteers in education, advocacy, conservation and restoration projects. Learn more.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Participation in outreach events builds community among our volunteers and reaches many people in the public who are interested but not knowledgeable about nature.
  • Participation in one of their standing committees (such as Conservation, Education, or Outreach) strengthens our effectiveness in those areas and offers the opportunity to put personal skills to work toward the mission of connection with nature.
  • Participation in Society governance as a member of the Board of Directors is an opportunity to directly influence the Society’s priorities and general direction.
American Kestrel, photo by Mick Thompson

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society

Serving Douglas County

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society works to educate our members and the public on issues important for the protection of birds and other wildlife and their habitats. They also advocate for species and habitat protection. UVAS welcomes birders and nature enthusiasts to join field trips, programs, special events and birding classes. They regularly partner with other organizations to expand our exposure to the public, broaden educational opportunities, enhance habitat, and provide some specific species rehabilitation. Learn more.

Opportunities to Get Involved:

  • Public programs
  • Public field trips
  • Special events
Green Heron, photo by John Friedman