Latin: Pelecanus occidentalis
Bird conservation is at the core of what we do.
Photo: Brittany Meagher
At Audubon Texas, bird conservation is at the core of what we do. But why birds?
Birds are in nearly every ecosystem on the planet. They’re pollinators, seed dispersers, predators, and prey. And within the network of connections that make up an ecosystem birds are uniquely positioned to act as a sort of environmental mirror for the health of the land.
This makes what’s good for birds good for entire ecosystems, which includes us humans. And it means if you have to pick a place to focus your time, energy, and resources in the face of ever growing conservation challenges, starting with birds makes a lot of sense.
We focus on birds because it’s bigger than birds. It’s smart conservation for the state we love.
Audubon Texas does not take in or treat injured, sick, or orphaned animals. If you have found a wild bird or animal that needs care, please contact the following groups who will connect you with a licensed rehabilitator:
A list of links and resources for bird and wildlife issues and information in Texas.
The Important Bird Areas (IBA) program is an effort to identify and conserve areas that are vital to birds and biodiversity. IBAs are sites that provide essential breeding, wintering and/or stopover habitat habitat for one or more bird species.
A citizen science effort counting every bird species in and along the Trinity River in Dallas.
Becoming a member supports our local work protecting birds and the places they need.
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