Audubon Alaska is a science-based conservation organization that works to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats across the Great Land of Alaska. We use science to identify conservation priorities and support conservation actions and policies, with an emphasis on public lands and waters, and through education we seek to raise public awareness about the natural ecosystems of Alaska.
Our ongoing projects include:
- The Alaska WatchList, a science-based, early warning system to focus attention and resources on vulnerable and declining bird populations across the state;
- The Important Bird Area program, a science-based initiative that addresses the greatest threat to birds—habitat loss—through site-based, community-supported conservation;
- Identification, analysis, and mapping of priority areas for conservation across America’s Arctic, emphasizing wildlife resources and hotspots in the Western Arctic and the Bering, Beaufort, and Chukchi seas;
- The Conservation Assessment and Resource Synthesis of the Tongass National Forest to identify ecologically-critical watersheds in the coastal temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska;
- Field research on Kittlitz's Murrelets and Marbled Murrelets to help guide management decisions, recovery plans, future research and funding, and effective conservation action for two at-risk, declining Alaska WatchList species;
- Citizen science projects, including Alaska eBird, the Christmas Bird Count, and other volunteer opportunities to connect people to nature, build our avian knowledge base, and grow and strengthen a conservation constituency in and for Alaska; and
- The Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar and other partnerships to raise public awareness about birds in urban and rural Alaska.