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Our Mission

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon California, covering Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties. The Audubon 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. We are dedicated to the preservation of natural habitats and native species, and to educating and inspiring others to help protect those resource values.

We are active “Citizen Scientists”, participating in surveys contributing to raptor research, and maintaining an ongoing and expanding nest box program. Watch a short film, Raising Swallows, learn about the kind of conservation work your chapter does and that you can get involved with! We also manage two Christmas Bird Counts, in Mariposa and Oakhurst. (Our chapter was featured in this San Francisco Chronicle article about the Christmas Bird Count.)

We offer field trips in the local area and host monthly chapter meetings which always include a fascinating program on topics of interest about our local habitat, birds, and conservation. The public are invited to these free programs. See the Events Calendar for more information.

  • Citizen Science
  • Conservation
  • Programs
  • Field Trips
  • Nest Box Program

Yosemite Area Audubon Facebook Page – Yosemite Audubon posts and shares info and updates about local birding opportunities.

Yosemite Area Audubon Facebook Group – Members of the group can post and share recent sightings, photos, and exchange information and knowledge about birds and birding in our area.

Yosemite Area Birders Yahoo Group – Members of the group can post recent sightings and to exchange information and knowledge about birds and birding in our area of interest.

Yosemite Audubon Twitter – Tweets and retweets about birds, sightings, conservation, science, and general information.