About Us

What We're About

Although Denver Audubon has evolved since we were founded in 1969, we remain committed to birds, wildlife, and our Denver metro community.

Denver Audubon is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society. The “independent” means that the national organization provides only a small fraction of our funding and that we direct our own mission and initiatives. This allows us to focus on local issues that matter to you, right in your backyard.


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Our Mission

Inspiring actions that protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research.

Our Vision

To transform Denver into the most bird-friendly city in the United States.

To accomplish both our mission and vision, we educate so that people may better advocate for birds and nature, we develop conservation strategies so that our community may better protect our environment, and we support research of Colorado wildlife so that scientists may better understand the effects of human activity.


We do much more than is listed here. Please peruse our website for more details, but from a bird’s eye view, we:

Offer field trips, workshops, and educational programs for kids and adults

Certify master birders and naturalists who we hope will spread their knowledge

Support research initiatives such as the Colorado Bluebird Project, the Lois Webster Fund, and Bird Banding

Teach school programs to students of all grade levels

Provide advice and guidance to Denver-area residents and advocacy groups on legislation that impacts the local environment

Help people experience the joy of birds!


Our volunteers, donors, members, board, and staff come from all walks of life. Some of us are hardcore birders, but many of us are not. The thing we have in common is a love of nature and respect for community and diversity. ALL are welcome at Denver Audubon.


Denver Audubon’s family and friends extend across six counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson. We offer programs and events throughout the metro area.


We have a rich and long history. If you’d like to learn more about our background and how we became who we are today, please read about our history.