Columbus Audubon was founded in 1913 and is a chapter of Audubon. Our mission now is the same as it was in 1913:
To promote the appreciation, understanding and conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for present and future generations.
With approximately 3,000 members in Central Ohio, Columbus Audubon is one of the largest Audubon chapters in the nation. We offer a variety of ways for members and other nature enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy wildlife.
We organize field trips throughout the year, hold regular nature programs, and offer classroom-field experiences, such as our popular Birding 101 series. Each spring we celebrate our own Eco-Weekend, a fun educational program for adults and families held in the outdoors that is unique to Columbus Audubon. We also manage a rare wetland habitat – Calamus Swamp – as a Columbus Audubon nature preserve. For those who wish to “give back” to nature through volunteering their time, we have Work Trips – regular trips to maintain Ohio’s state nature preserves. We also provide opportunities to help protect habitat through the activities and guidance of our Conservation Committee.
Columbus Audubon welcomes adults and children, novices and experts, members and non-members (though your best experience will come from becoming a member of our chapter). To learn more about Columbus Audubon and how to get involved, please peruse our Web site for information about membership, activities, volunteer opportunities, important contacts, and much more.