What is Audubon doing?
The National Audubon Society is one of the conservation organizations working hard to address the oil spill.
Audubon has thousands of volunteers across the country who have signed up to help. Many are working with the Fish and Wildlife Service and other groups to help monitor birds and report on what is happening.
Audubon is also working with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to recruit citizen scientists to help document bird distribution at Gulf coast sites and to better understand the effects of the oil spill. We encourage birders along the Gulf coast to record their bird observations on www.ebird.org, a real-time, online checklist program. This will help identify high priority areas for protection, as the oil comes ashore.
Visit audubon.org to learn more.