Bird Watching Clubs

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STATE COVERING CLUB YEAR EST WEBSITE DETAILS
Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Audubon Society 1955 http://www.arbirds.org/ he Society holds statewide meetings twice a year in conjunction with spring and fall bird migrations. The locations of the meetings vary but are always near areas of natural interest. Daytime field trips to scenic areas and birding "hot spots" are complemented by evening programs delivered by naturalists.
Arkansas Hot Springs Village HSV Audubon 1974 https://hsvbirds.org/ HSV Audubon Society offers field trips throughout the year, providing birding opportunities for both novices and experts alike. Four sessions of Bird Identification classes are held every March, providing class time and field time to hone birding skills. Each December, the club participates in the Christmas Bird Count.
Arkansas GARNA’s activities take place in Chaffee, Fremont, and Lake Counties and in the San Luis Valley.  GARNA Birding Club 1996 https://garna.org/clubs/birding-club/
  • preserving and protecting natural resources 
  • educating citizens on local environmental issues.
  • providing adult and youth-oriented educational presentations, seminars and field trips.
California Across the state California Audubon Chapters (TOS) Varies http://ca.audubon.org/about/chapters Depends on organization
California Southern California Southern California Bird Clubs Varies http://www.thewestvalleybirdsociety.com/Southern_CA_Bird_Clubs.html Depends on organization
California Southern California & Bay Area Chapter California Young Birders Club 2014 https://californiayoungbirders.weebly.com/ 8 field trips a year, Scholarships, events, and contests
Connecticut Across the state Connecticut Ornithological Association 1981 https://www.ctbirding.org/ Lists events, blogs, allows posting lists of birds seen online
Connecticut Across the state The Connecticut Audubon Society 1898 https://www.ctaudubon.org/ Lists events, education programs, and a map with locations of sanctuaries
Delaware New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) 1890 http://dvoc.org/ Events, field trips, lists notable sightings on website
Delaware New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County Delaware Valley Birding Clubs http://www.dvoc.org/DelValBirding/Organizations.htm Depends on organization
Florida Everglades Audubon Everglades 1950's http://www.auduboneverglades.org/ Field trips, photo club
Florida Across the state Florida Audubon Chapters Varies http://www.audubon.org/about/audubon-near-you?state=FL&site=fl&nid=4201 Depends on organization
Florida Across the state Florida Bird Clubs Unknown http://www.floridabirds.info/clubs.php Depends on organization
Georgia Gwinnett County Southern Wings Bird Club 1996 http://www.southernwingsbc.com/ Monthly bird walks, birding classes, monthly meetings
Georgia Across the state Georgia Audubon Chapters Varies http://www.n-georgia.com/audubon_society.htm Varies by organization
Georgia Metro Atlanta Counties and North Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society 1972 http://www.atlantaaudubon.org/ Frequent field trips and programs; monthly newsletter; conservation minded, active organization
Illinois DuPage County DuPage Birding Club Unknown https://www.dupagebirding.org/ Fields trips, meetings
Illinois Across the state Illinois Bird Clubs Unknown https://www.dupagebirding.org/birding-groups Depends on the organization
Illinois Evanston North Shore Evanston North Shore Bird Club Unknown http://www.ensbc.org/ Field trips and programs, newsletter
Maryland Across the state Audubon Maryland-DC Varies http://md.audubon.org/about-us/overview Several chapters listed
Maryland Across the state Maryland Ornithological Society 1945 https://mdbirds.org/ Events, field trips, conservation projects, education
Massachusetts Across the state Massachusetts Audubon 1896 https://www.massaudubon.org/ Events, field trips, conservation projects, education
Missouri Burroughs County Burroughs Audubon Society 1919 formed as a birding club and 1971 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society. http://burroughs.org/ Burroughs Audubon offers guided field tripsgeneral meetings (that include special programs/speakers), and bird walks. Burroughs Audubon also offers citizen science activities such as bird banding and the Great Backyard and Christmas Bird Counts.  
Missouri Serves six mid-Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Monroe, and Randolph Columbia Audubon Society 1958  http://www.columbia-audubon.org/ Columbia Audubon Society owns and manages three nature areas in Columbia and Boone County. We encourage use of these areas for nature study, birding, and other educational activities.
Missouri Our chapter serves Cedar, Christian, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Webster, and Wright Counties in Missouri. Greater Ozarks Audubon 1962 http://www.greaterozarksaudubon.org/ Our Chapter hosts a variety of other activities throughout the year.
Missouri Ozark Rivers Ozark Rivers Audubon 1975 http://ozarkriversaudubon.org/ The Ozark Rivers Audubon Chapter has monthly meetings where invited speakers talk about timely topics dealing with birds. Bird Outings are also planned. Ozark Rivers birders also participate in national-level birding programs such as Backyard Feeder Survey and the Annual Christmas Bird Count.
Missouri The St. Louis Metro Region includes portions of eleven counties in Missouri and Illinois and the City of St. Louis. St. Louis Audubon Society 1915 http://www.stlouisaudubon.org/

All our walks are free, open to the public and suitable for all experience levels.

Our Education Team provides free programs for kindergarten through college grade levels, all satisfying Missouri Grade Level Expectations in science. Additional programs are available for adults, suitable for garden clubs, social groups, etc. 

New Jersey Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Salem County, Somerset County and Warren County Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) 1890 http://dvoc.org/ Events, field trips, lists notable sightings on website
New Jersey New Castle, Sussex Delaware Valley Birding Clubs http://www.dvoc.org/DelValBirding/Organizations.htm Depends on organization
New Jersey Across the state New Jersey Young Birders Club http://njyoungbirders.weebly.com/ For birders 17 and under, meetings, field trips, special events
New York Across the state New York State Ornithological Association 1946 https://nybirds.org/ Events, projects, conservation, education
New York Brooklyn Brooklyn Bird Club 1909 http://brooklynbirdclub.org/ Events, newsletter, education, trips
North Carolina Across the state Carolina Birding Clubs Unknown http://www.carolinanature.com/carolinabirdclubs.html Varies by organization
Ohio Across the state Ohio Ornithological Society 2004 http://ohiobirds.org/ Events, education, birding checklists
Pennsylvania Across the state Pennsylvania Audubon Chapters 1996 http://pa.audubon.org/chapters-centers/ Depends on organization
Pennsylvania Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton Delaware Valley Birding Clubs http://www.dvoc.org/DelValBirding/Organizations.htm Depends on organization
Pennsylvania Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, Northampton County and Philadelphia County Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) 1890 http://dvoc.org/ Events, field trips, lists notable sightings on website
South Carolina Across the state Carolina Birding Clubs Unknown http://www.carolinanature.com/carolinabirdclubs.html Varies by organization
Tennessee Across the state Tennessee Ornithological Society 1915 http://www.tnbirds.org/ Events, field trips, conservation projects, education
Texas Across the state Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) Varies http://www.texasbirds.org/home.html Birding events, annual magazine, bird sanctuaries
Texas Across the state Texas Audubon Chapters (TOS) Varies http://tx.audubon.org/chapters-centers/chapters Depends on organization
Virginia Across the state Virginia Society of Ornithology 1929 http://www.virginiabirds.org/ Lots of events and education programs
Virginia Northern Virginia Northern Virginia Bird Club 1954 http://nvabc.org/ Meetings and field trips
Wisconsin Great Lakes Northeastern Wisconsin Birding Club Unknown http://www.newbirdingclub.org/ Field trips, meetings
Wisconsin Great Lakes Chequamegon Bird Club 1981 http://www.chequamegonbirdclub.org/ Monthly meetings, field trips, and annual events
Wisconsin Lake Michigan area Oshkosh Bird Club Unknown http://www.oshkoshbirdclub.com/ Meeting and birding events
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