Portland Audubon monument sign

Reimagining Our Signage and Educational Displays

The current signage and displays at our sanctuary have served us well for years, but they are overdue for an upgrade. Many are faded, some are broken, and the messaging needs to be updated. A small team, made up of representatives from Education, Conservation, Sanctuaries, our Board Equity Committee, and Communications, have joined together to reimagine what new signage and interpretive displays could look and feel like, and we’re excited by the possibilities.

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A Bald Eagle flies out of a white enclosure in a field full of yellow flowers.

Wildlife Care Center: Past, Present, and Future

William Finley understood something when he founded Portland Audubon in 1902 that remains an essential part of how we approach conservation today: Having empathy and appreciation for the wild animals that surround us is often the first step toward developing a conservation ethic. The new building will allow us to do so much more for the animals, and engage so many more people in the life-changing experience of helping a wild animal.

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A photo of a flock of Sandhill Cranes in flight.

Planned Giving: Gifts from the Heart

Portland Audubon would not have the reach, influence, or ability to do the quality work we do in conservation and education today without the legacy gifts of the people who came before us. It’s that simple. Without these gifts we could do less for the environment, touch fewer human lives, and care for fewer wild animals.

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Photo of Mateo and his drawing that talks about his $6 donation and his desire for people to donate for bird conservation

Mateo Asks You to Give for the Birds

Recently, Volunteer Manager Vicky Medley was opening Portland Audubon’s mail when she came across a child’s pencil drawing of a bird. In the envelope was the art, a brief note from Mateo, age 6, and six dollars.

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A Western Bluebird stands while holding nesting material in its bill.

The Portland Audubon Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones. For bird and nature lovers, nothing quite hits the spot like something that connects us to the natural world.

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