Audubon Arkansas

Where birds thrive, people prosper

Hooded Merganser Photo: Sandy Flint/Audubon Photography Awards

Who we are

The Most Influential Conservation Organization in Arkansas for Birds and Other Wildlife

Through science, education, and advocacy, we work across the state to preserve habitat and protect bird species that are of state, national and global concern; and we identify and support Important Bird Areas (IBAs), a hallmark of Audubon’s efforts worldwide.

A Leader in Setting a Course for Environmental Sustainability in Arkansas

It begins with birds, but our mission connects people to nature on a much wider scale. We work on preventing air and water pollution, promoting land conservation, and reducing the impact of global climate change. By building creative public-private alliances, engaging diverse audiences and understanding how to invest in a sustainable economy, we are shaping a brighter future for Arkansas. 

The Arkansas State Office of the National Audubon Society

As part of the National Audubon Society we are able to contribute to a broader conservation strategy that recognizes the need to protect wildlife and habitats at a landscape scale, and to maximize the global impacts of local action. 

Flagship Programs

Connecting People to nature

Conservation
Conservation

Science

For more than a century, Audubon has relied on science to protect birds and their habitat for the benefit of humanity as well as the earth’s biodiversity.

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Education
Education

Education

A commitment to education is at the heart of the Audubon tradition. By inspiring more people in more places to value and protect the natural world, we are laying the foundation for future conservation.

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Advocacy
Advocacy

Advocacy

Using the strength of our network to influence policy that protects birds and their habitats.

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Our State's Birds

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Drain Smart Aims to Reduce Water Pollution

An interview with artist Marcus Vasquez.

Endangered Birds Find Shelter at the Port
Birds

Endangered Birds Find Shelter at the Port

BirdLR 2019 Birdathon Results
Birds

BirdLR 2019 Birdathon Results

Weather or not, the competition was on!

Arkansas awaits return of the hummingbirds

Dr. Dan the Bird Man says get ready to feed the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds this season.

Press Center

House Overwhelmingly Passes Solar Access Act (SB 145)

— Solar Access Act will create more local jobs, provide more options to consumers and is good for birds and the environment.
Major Step Forward, Solar Access Act Passed the Full Senate, Audubon Arkansas Urges House to do the Same
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Major Step Forward, Solar Access Act Passed the Full Senate, Audubon Arkansas Urges House to do the Same

— Increased access to renewable energy is good for the economy, birds, and people.
Preparing for Purple Martins
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Preparing for Purple Martins

Volunteers fixing, installing boxes

From Fox24 on Audubon Arkansas's Solar Campaign Kickoff: "Solar Energy to Potentially Become More Accessible"

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) - New legislation could make switching to solar energy more accessible as an energy option.

Audobon Arkansas held a campaign kickoff meeting in Fayetteville Wednesday evening to discuss what regulatory roadblocks currently exist in our state.

Arkansas is ranked 11th in the country for solar energy capacity and nearly last in solar infrastructure, according to the organization.

Chris McNamara said the proposed legislation could help more people make the switch to solar.

"You wouldn't have to take out tens of thousands of dollars to finance that project. You could work with a company who would own it and you could lease it from them so it wouldn't be such a massive burden for so many people," City of Fayetteville Sustainability Project Manager Chris McNamamara said. 

Audobon Arkansas Field Organizer Lauren Karpinski said Arkansas ranks 31st for the amount of solar installed and 43rd for solar policies.

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