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Birding Organizations

There are many wonderful birding organizations. Some organizations focus on conservation efforts, habitat protection, and the study of birds. Others focus on the sport of birding. These are all tax-free organizations. Most publish magazines for their members.

American Birding Association
P.O. Box 6599
Colorado Springs, CO 80934
Promotes recreational birding in the US and Canada. Premier US organization for birders. Special programs and half-price memberships if under 18 years old.
Publishes Birding and Winging It.
800-850-2473

American Ornithologists' Union
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC 20560
For professional ornithologists and scientists. Publishes The Auk.
202-357-1300

Birdlife International
219C Huntington Road
Cambridge, England CB3 0DL
Coordinates international responses to threats to bird habitat. Formerly named International Council for Bird Preservation

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Study, appreciation and conservation of birds. The lab has the world's largest collection of bird songs. Publishes Living Bird.
607-254-2473

National Audubon Society
950 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Preservation of habitat, education. General conservation organization. Organizes the Christmas Bird Counts. Publishes Audubon Field Notes.
212-832-3200

National Wildlife Federation
1400 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-2266
Conservation education organization informs people about the wise management of natural resources and the importance of a clean environment.
Sponsors the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program.
800-432-6564

The Nature Conservancy
1815 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Preserves wildlife habitat worldwide.
703-841-5300

VIREO (Visual Resources for Ornithology)
1900 Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Preserve visual images of birds. This division of the Academy of Natural Sciences has the world's largest collection of bird photographs.
215-299-1000