Detroit Audubon was founded in 1939 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 non profit corporation in 1957. A chapter of National Audubon Society (today known simply as Audubon), we have over 6,000 members in areas stretching from St. Clair County to the north, Ann Arbor to the west, and down to the Ohio State Line.
Detroit Audubon fosters the appreciation and conservation of birds and the environment we share.
The primary focus of Detroit Audubon is to protect birds and their habitats through engaging people, communities, and policymakers in conservation. We strive to bring nature and people together, in a way that serves both. The work of Detroit Audubon supports local activities that foster the preservation of birds and the clean air, water, wetlands, grasslands, woodlands and other natural resources they depend upon to survive and thrive. Founded in 1939, Detroit Audubon is one of two National Audubon chapters in Michigan with over 6,000 members and serving six counties throughout Southeastern Michigan.
With a long history of environmental leadership, Detroit Audubon is an urban based organization working closely with partners to conserve birds and their habitats through conservation, research, education and advocacy. Strategic partnerships include:
- Metro Detroit Nature Network
- Detroit Zoological Society
- Belle Isle Nature Center
- Michigan Hummingbird Guy – Birding on Belle Isle
- Huron-Clinton Metroparks
- Greening of Detroit
- Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
- Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
- Detroit Public School Community District
- Children’s Hospital
- Michigan Environmental Council
- Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
- Friends of the Detroit River
- Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy
- Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
- US Fish & Wildlife Service
- U of M-Dearborn Bird Observatory