Buffalo Audubon is actively engaged in conservation initiatives and collaborations throughout the region, and there are several ways for you to get involved as an advocate or volunteer. Check out our work below:
Community Science offers community members the opportunity to contribute to our conservation efforts. This can take the form of feeder watches, bird counts, climate watch efforts, and invasive species management. Soon, we will have a unique opportunity for the public to help us monitor a nesting Common Tern colony in the Niagara River! Stay tuned for more details! If you're interested in getting involved in community science efforts, email Tom Kerr at email@example.com
Buffalo Audubon protects more than 1,000 acres of habitat throughout WNY, on 7 preserves. Beaver Meadow is our only preserve with facilities open to the public. We welcome the public to enjoy the trails at Ghost Pond (just down Welch Rd from Beaver Meadow) and North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve. Keep an eye on our Program Page for our annual summer guided walk of Allenberg Bog, our 390-acre gem with a pristine bog loaded with carniverous plants and rare orchids!
Did you know that an Oak can support over 500 moth and butterfly species, while a Gingko supports only 2? Planting trees, shrubs and flowers that provide habitat and food (most importantly, caterpillars!) is one of the most impactful things you can do to support Buffalo's birds. Check out National Audubon's Plants for Birds resource to see what you can do to support birds, wherever you live! If you're interested in other ways you can support birds at home, check out our Bird-Safe Buffalo tipsheet!
Buffalo Audubon, in partnership with Audubon Great Lakes, Audubon New York, NYS Parks, Ecology and Environment, and Applied Ecological Services is working to restore critical marsh and forest habitat at Buckhorn Island State Park. The project began in 2014 with removal of invasive species, and has evolved into a large scale restoration of over 90 acres of forest and marsh habitat. The team at Buffalo Audubon will be monitoring bird populations at Buckhorn through 2022, with hopes of seeing increased bird traffic as work continues!