About Us

Chapters

The foundation of Audubon's grassroots engagement.
Installing Tern shelters on Great Gull Island Photo: Audubon New York
About Us

Chapters

The foundation of Audubon's grassroots engagement.

The vast Audubon network of members, partners, volunteers, supporters, and staff is the very essence of Audubon.

Our grassroots network is what distinguishes Audubon from other conservation organizations and gives us the unique ability to foster innovative collaborative partnerships at every level of engagement. We are working together to achieve our mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity. 

Audubon Chapters are individual, independent organizations, many with their own 501c3 non-profit status, which are certified by Audubon through an annual reporting process.  Led by the Audubon Council, New York's 27 chapters are part of a national network that is nearly 450 chapters strong.  With two annual council meetings a year and Audubon New York staff working with chapter leaders to connect their chapters and members to our work, we are committed to preserving wildlife and habitat and nurturing the spirit of conservation through diverse statewide programming.