Birmingham Audubon is one of the oldest organizations in Alabama advocating conservation and greater knowledge of birds. other wildlife, plants and their habitats. It has been in existence as an unincorporated entity since 1946. On November 22, 1974 it was incorporated as an Alabama non-profit corporation. In November 1976, the Internal Revenue Service granted it an exemption from Federal income Tax, and thus donations to it are deductible by donors as charitable contributions on their income tax returns.
Birmingham Audubon is an affiliated chapter with National Audubon. A person may join as a local member only by paying local Birmingham Audubon dues and will receive the chapter's newsletter, Flicker Flashes. mHowever, if a person is located in Birmingham Audubon's area or region as recognized by National Audubon and pays the appropriate dues to National Audubon, that person automatically becomes a member of both National and Birmingham Audubon. Additionally, any member of National who lives outside of the Birmingham Audubon area or region may ask National to assign them to the Birmingham Audubon chapter membership. As a member of National and Birmingham Audubon, the member receives Audubon, the magazine published by National and also Flicker Flashes. Membership in Birmingham Audubon is available to any individual, family, or business entity interested in the mission of the chapter. It has over 1,000 members.
Birmingham Audubon is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of elected and ex-officio directors. The officers, Board of Directors and all committees can be found here.
The MISSION of Birmingham Audubon is to promote conservation and a greater knowledge of birds, their habitat, and the natural world.
The VISION of BAS is to be an effective, respected and widely known organization that advocates for a greater appreciation, enjoyment, knowledge and protection of birds, other wildlife, plants and their habitats.