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Birding Organizations

There are many wonderful birding organizations. Some organizations focus on conservation efforts, habitat protection, bire research. Others focus primarlily on birding. Most publish magazines for their members.

American Birding Association
P.O. Box 6599
Colorado Springs, CO 80934
Promotes recreational birding in the US and Canada. Premier US organization for birders. Special programs and half-price memberships if under 18 years old.
Publishes Birding and Winging It.

American Ornithological Society
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
The AOS publishes two international journals—The Auk: Ornithological Advances, which has one of the highest scientific impact rankings among ornithological journals worldwide, and The Condor: Ornithological Applications.  The AOS also publishes the book series —Studies in Avian Biology.  The society’s checklists serve as the accepted authority for scientific nomenclature and English names of birds in North and Middle America, and in South America. The AOS also sponsors The Birds of North America Online in partnership with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Birdlife International
219C Huntington Road
Cambridge, England CB3 0DL
Coordinates international responses to threats to bird habitat. Formerly named International Council for Bird Preservation

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Study, appreciation and conservation of birds. The lab has the world's largest collection of bird songs. Publishes Living Bird.

National Audubon Society
950 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Preservation of habitat, education. General conservation organization. Organizes the Christmas Bird Counts. Publishes Audubon Field Notes.

National Wildlife Federation
1400 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-2266
Conservation education organization informs people about the wise management of natural resources and the importance of a clean environment.
Sponsors the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program.

The Nature Conservancy
1815 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Preserves wildlife habitat worldwide.

VIREO (Visual Resources for Ornithology)
1900 Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Preserve visual images of birds. This division of the Academy of Natural Sciences has the world's largest collection of bird photographs.