View our 2011-2012 Annual Report, a look back at accomplishments of the past year.
2011-2012 Annual Report Highlights
- Nearly 1,300 children participated in our 80 thematic, week-long camps.
- In schools, over 5,200 students participated in our traveling programs. Our field tripswelcomed 1,800 students, and 1,550 students explored our forests on Sanctuary tours. A total of 10,554 student connections!
- Explorador and Audubon Nature Teams, our community-based summer camps, reached more than 210 students and 400 family members. More than 630 adults studied topics including Trees in Winter, Wildflowers in Oregon, Fall Hawk Migration and Butterflies — 33 classes in all.
- Beginners to experts honed their birding skills, including 43 people in our School of Birding, three school quarters of classroom and field study.
- Eco-Tours took travelers to 13 wildlife hotspots across the state and around the world — from Steen’s Mountain to Ecuador’s Cloud Forest. Related carbon offset fees contributed $3,000 to our Sanctuaries Stewardship Fund.
- Our forum to release the Resource Guide for Bird-friendly Building, in partnership with the City of Portland and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, brought together architects, planners, developers, business owners and bird enthusiasts with national experts on bird-friendly building.
- Citizen scientists tracked the health of avian populations throughout the region, monitoring Peregrine Falcons for the 19th consecutive year and conducting the 113th annual Portland Christmas Bird Count.
- We partnered with Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Crag Law Center to initiate litigation to protect coastal old-growth forests and stop the illegal take of murrelets in the Tillamook, Clatsop and Elliott State Forests. We intervened in a timber industry attempt to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the Marbled Murrelet.
- During the 31st Annual Birdathon, a good-natured competition to spot a maximum number of bird species in a limited time, 250 birders gathered 1,800 donations and pledges for more than $138,000.
- 4,500 art and nature enthusiasts attended our 31st Annual Wild Arts Festival — our biggest ever — earning us $60,000 revenue.
The 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.