Who We Are


Detroit Audubon was founded in 1939. 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, the Western edge of Ann Arbor to the West, and the Ohio State Line to the south.


Our Mission

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
  • Detroit Community Nature Center
  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks
  • EcoWorks
  • 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

View our Board of Directors page here. 
View our Staff page here.
View our Strategic Plan here.