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Among the oldest and largest national conservation organizations in the world, the Audubon Society maintains a century-long commitment to protecting birds and other wildlife through a network of state chapters and regional centers. The National Audubon Society sponsors annual Christmas Bird Counts, publishes the definitive Peterson's Wildlife Guides as well as other books and magazines about nature including the magazine Audubon, and sponsors and actively lobbies for environmental legislation. The Audubon Society also maintains local chapters in each of the fifty states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and nine Latin American nations that promote citizen science, education, and outreach.

Initial Societies

The first Audubon Societies were direct descendants of the scholarly American Ornithologist's Union (AOU), founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in September of 1883. Concerns that professional hunters were ...

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