Since 1966 Fresno Audubon have been advocating on behalf on Central Valley Sierra foothill environmental issues of concern. Fresno Audubon advocates for a healthy and sustainable local environment for people, birds, and other wildlife.
We advocate for a healthy and sustainable local environment through policy change, education, outdoor reconciliation ecological action, Citizen Science, and community building & engagement around issues of local interest.
Advocating for the Conservation of the Environment
In a hybrid effort to promote Advocacy, Education, and Science, Fresno Audubon is proud to announce the launch of our Advocating for the Conservation of the Environment (ATCE) Program whereby underserved youth are encouraged to participate in a Central Valley Sierra foothill case study advocacy workshop ending with the construction and installation of nest boxes on local farms.
Why Advocate and How to Start?
Loss of suitable habitat can be a driving force for species extinction and reduction of biodiversity. In the Central Valley much of the native landscape has been significantly altered by urban & economic development and industrial farming. Join Fresno Audubon in advocating on behalf of a healthy and sustainable local environment for people, birds, and other wildlife. Attend our programs, field trips, volunteer, and donate to support a healthy and sustainable Central Valley Sierra foothill environment.
We host educational programs on environmental issues of concern in the Central Valley and Sierra foothill area. Additionally Fresno Audubon sponsors nature field trips designed to educate, engage, and inspire. We partner with community groups and agencies with an interest in the environment to provide classroom and field experiences which inform participants on local environmental assets, resources, and actions.
Fresno Audubon invites community members, families, schools, and other interested groups, of all ages and experience, to join us. Attend our programs, field trips, volunteer, and donate to support a healthy and sustainable Central Valley and Sierra foothill environment for people, birds, and other wildlife.
All Programs and Field Trips are FREE and open the the public.
Fresno Audubon believes in science and education as mechanisms of empowerment and positive change. Science informs our decision making in both our advocacy and education programs. We support local Citizen Science as a method to building a sustainable environment for people, birds, and other wildlife.
Fresno Audubon organizes an annual Citizen Science opportunity at Lost Lake Park called the Christmas Bird Count. Christmas Bird Counts are the longest running, currently practiced, Citizen Science activity in history. Visit this site again in December for information on how to participate.
Fresno Audubon is partnered with CSU Fresno-Fresno Bird Count in a Citizen Science study to examine the connections between urban water policy, homeowner water use in residential landscapes, and plant and bird diversity in the Fresno-Clovis Metro Area.
Backyard bird watching, a Citizen Science activity, can be a significant data source to inform science of changes in bird numbers, diversity, and migration patterns. By sharing information about which birds visit backyard feeders Citizen Scientists collectively stitch together an image of avian activity and environmental health in their community.
Attend our beginning bird watching classes, collect data in your backyard, log your observations at eBird, and become a Citizen Scientists!
View additional Science pages within the Fresno Audubon site below.
CSUF-Fresno Bird Count Partnership Coming Soon!