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.
Audubon Texas is the state program of the National Audubon Society, dedicated for 100 years to protecting birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. With chapters and partners we protect and manage colonial waterbird populations in every major bay system on the Texas Gulf Coast, identify and conserve the most important sites for birds statewide, and are working to reach 50,000 students annually through conservation education and stewardship action at three urban Audubon Centers.
Number of members: 18,000
Number of chapters: 20
Largest chapter: Houston Audubon Society with over 5,000 members
Number of square miles: 267,000
Number of ecoregions: 11
Miles of rivers & streams: 80,000
Miles of coastline: 624
Natural lakes: 1
Man-made lakes: 190
Bird species: 623 (more than any other state)
Vertebrate species: 1,245
Vertebrates found only in Texas: 126
Plant species: 5,500
Plants found only in Texas: 425