Funding Categories of Distribution 1991-2015
Banner Caption: Oregon Geese -- comprised of Western Canada, Vancouver Canada, Dusky Canada, Lesser Canada, Taverner's, Aleutian, Cackling, Greater White-fronted and Lesser Snow Goose -- finding winter recluse.
Since 2003 The Bridges Foundation has provided $24,000 supporting efforts of the Audubon Society and its local chapters, including San Francisco, Texas, Colorado and Oregon.
The National Audubon Society was formed in 1905. Its name honors John James Audubon, who painted, catalogued and described the birds of North America and published his observations and drawings in "Birds of America," which was published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838.
Today the Audubon Society has nearly 500 local chapters, all of which function as independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Together they cooperate on the annual Christmas Bird Count held in December and partnership with Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the Great Backyard Bird Count in February. With Cornell they also created eBird online database. Collectively Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds and other wildlife, and to provide opportunities for the public in terms of education, science research and advocacy. Audubon chapters may provide nature centers and trails, bird refuges and sanctuaries, speakers, workshops, camps, and injured wildlife centers.