Their Mission: To promote the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
Canyon Wren by David Lukas, Audubon Society of Portland
Founded in 1902, they currently hold a prestigious 4-star rating by Charity Navigator.
Outdoor School, Audubon Society of Portland
Conservation: They use a suite of conservation methods to protect imperiled species, reduce threats to birds across the Oregon landscape and preserve high-priority habitats. They also work to ensure all Portland area residents have access to nature.
Education: Their expert educators provide world-class environmental education programs — both domestically and abroad — that help more than 12,000 children and 3,000 adults a year better understand and appreciate the natural world.
Wildlife Rehabilitation: The Wildlife Care Center is the state’s oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility, and it treats more than 3,000 animals and responds to more than 11,000 wildlife-related inquiries a year.
Sanctuaries: They run nature sanctuaries in the city, mountains and coast that model healthy ecosystems, offer safe haven to wildlife and provide people with places to connect with nature.
Volunteerism: They offer a variety of citizen science and volunteer opportunities, through which volunteers donate 43,000 hours of service a year.
Birding: They support the birding community and help people of all ages and backgrounds get involved in birding.
One of several hummingbird feeders in The Nature Store
The items featured in The Nature Store are a fitting tribute to this week’s charity spotlight, and you don’t have to live in Oregon to enjoy them. From a variety of cool hummingbird feeders to note cards displaying stunning Oregon landscapes; from window decals keeping our birds collision-free to books for all ages in all locations to enjoy; you won’t have trouble finding something you like.
Remember, all proceeds from the store go to benefit the Audubon Society of Portland, but don’t forget, you have to make your purchase no later than May 14 for it to count.
One of the many fascinating books in The Nature Store