The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society was formed in 1971 and chartered in 1972 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society. The National Society'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.
Our local Chapter's purpose is “to engage in any such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic and charitable pursuits as may be a part of the stated purpose of the National Society.”
Our Chapter's strongest commitments are in the areas of
Our membership has grown from fewer than 30 in 1971 to more than 300 in 2013.
Our Chapter's activities are guided by an annually elected board.
Our affiliations and partnerships also include:
Annually, 80% of the proceeds from our Bird-a-thon fundraiser are donated to: