Audubon Texas is the state’s leading voice for the conservation and protection of natural resources for birds. Integrating science, conservation, policy and education, Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
In Texas, three nature centers provide conservation science education to tens of thousands of Texas students and three conservation programs, Coastal, Prairie & Grassland, and Urban, address the needs of critical bird species across the state. Twenty grassroots Audubon Chapters work and advocate for birds and wildlife in their communities and provide a local view of habitat conservation needs, which, in the end, are all connected.
Over the last 100 years, urban sprawl has transformed 150 million acres of farmland and native habitats across the United States into buildings, hardscape, and 40 million acres of highly manicured lawns. Filled with exotic plants, these urban landscapes no longer support the healthy, functioning ecosystems that birds and wildlife need.