Portland Audubon’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.
Portland Audubon 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.
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 Portland Audubon 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.