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Bird Watching Clubs

Check out these bird watching clubs from across the country. 

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Audubon Society 1955 http://www.arbirds.org/

"The Society holds statewide meetings twice a year in conjunction with spring and fall birdmigrations. 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." 

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." 

GARNA Birding Club 1996 https://garna.org/clubs/birding-club/

"preserving and protecting natural resourceseducating citizens on local environmental issues.providing adult and youth-oriented educational presentations, seminars and field trips." GARNA’s activities take place in Chaffee, Fremont, and Lake Counties and in the San Luis Valley.


Audubon Chapters (TOS) http://ca.audubon.org/about/chapters 

Southern California Bird Clubs http://www.thewestvalleybirdsociety.com/Southern_CA_Bird_Clubs.html

California Young Birders Club,2014,https://californiayoungbirders.weebly.com/

"8 field trips a year, Scholarships, events, and contests"


Connecticut Ornithological Association 1981 https://www.ctbirding.org/

"Lists events, blogs, allows posting lists of birds seen online" 

The Connecticut Audubon Society 1898 https://www.ctaudubon.org/

"Lists events, education programs, and a map with locations of sanctuaries"


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 Valley Birding Clubs http://www.dvoc.org/DelValBirding/Organizations.htm


Audubon Everglades 1950's http://www.auduboneverglades.org/

"Field trips, photo club" 

Florida Audubon Chapters http://www.audubon.org/about/audubon-near-you?state=FL&site=fl&nid=4201

Florida Bird Clubs http://www.floridabirds.info/clubs.php


Gwinnett County Southern Wings Bird Club 1996 http://www.southernwingsbc.com/

"Monthly bird walks, birding classes, monthly meetings" 

Georgia Audubon Chapters http://www.n-georgia.com/audubon_society.htm

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"


DuPage Birding Club https://www.dupagebirding.org/

"Fields trips, meetings" 

Illinois Bird Clubs https://www.dupagebirding.org/birding-groups

Evanston North Shore Bird Club http://www.ensbc.org/

"Field trips and programs, newsletter"


Audubon Maryland-DC http://md.audubon.org/about-us/overview

Maryland Ornithological Society 1945 https://mdbirds.org/

"Events, field trips, conservation projects, education"


Massachusetts Audubon 1896 https://www.massaudubon.org/

"Events, field trips, conservation projects, education"


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 trips, general 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." 

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." 

Greater Ozarks Audubon 1962 http://www.greaterozarksaudubon.org/

Our Chapter hosts a variety of other activities throughout the year. Our chapter serves Cedar, Christian, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Webster, and Wright Counties in Missouri."

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. 

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. The St. Louis Metro Region includes portions of eleven counties in Missouri and Illinois and the City of St. Louis."

New Jersey

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) 1890 ,http://dvoc.org/

"Events, field trips, lists notable sightings on website. 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 Birding Clubs http://www.dvoc.org/DelValBirding/Organizations.htm

New Jersey Young Birders Club http://njyoungbirders.weebly.com/

"For birders 17 and under, meetings, field trips, special events"

New York

New York State Ornithological Association 1946 https://nybirds.org/

"Events, projects, conservation, education" 

Brooklyn Bird Club 1909 http://brooklynbirdclub.org/

"Events, newsletter, education, trips"

North Carolina

Carolina Birding Clubs http://www.carolinanature.com/carolinabirdclubs.html


Ohio Ornithological Society 2004 http://ohiobirds.org/

"Events, education, birding checklists"


Pennsylvania Audubon Chapters 1996 http://pa.audubon.org/chapters-centers/

Delaware Valley Birding Clubs http://www.dvoc.org/DelValBirding/Organizations.htm

Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) 1890 http://dvoc.org/

"Events, field trips, lists notable sightings on website. Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, Northampton County and Philadelphia County"

South Carolina

Carolina Birding Clubs http://www.carolinanature.com/carolinabirdclubs.html


Tennessee Ornithological Society 1915 http://www.tnbirds.org/

"Events, field trips, conservation projects, education"


Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) http://www.texasbirds.org/home.html

"Birding events, annual magazine, bird sanctuaries" 

Texas Audubon Chapters http://tx.audubon.org/chapters-centers/chapters


Virginia Society of Ornithology 1929 http://www.virginiabirds.org/

Lots of events and education programs 

Northern Virginia Bird Club 1954 http://nvabc.org/

Meetings and field trips


Northeastern Wisconsin Birding Club http://www.newbirdingclub.org/

"Field trips, meetings"

Chequamegon Bird Club 1981 http://www.chequamegonbirdclub.org/

"Monthly meetings, field trips, and annual events" 

Oshkosh Bird Club http://www.oshkoshbirdclub.com/

Meeting and birding events