Spotlight on Giving
Few people realize that the Audubon Society arose from public outrage over bird feathers, eggs, and nests culled for women’s hats. Independent Audubon Societies sprang up across the country, and joined to form a loose confederation in 1905, becoming a single organization in 1940. The group has both state field offices and a separate network of volunteer chapters, with a total of 500,000 members nationally.
Education and conservation are its main missions. In 1983, Audubon New Mexico was gifted a 135-acre property at the end of Upper Canyon Road in Santa Fe. The Randall Davey Audubon Center is a premier wildlife center and bird sanctuary that offers public programs ranging from birding walks and hikes to nature education for local schools.
Donations help Audubon New Mexico promote protection of the Earth and its wildlife, based on the idea that the smallest creatures matter, and that people educated about the natural world can make a difference.