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2.5. What are good wild-bird-related organizations?




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This article is from the Birds FAQ, by Lanny Chambers with numerous contributions by others.

2.5. What are good wild-bird-related organizations?

Start locally. Your local bird club, or, in North America, chapter
of the Audubon Society, organizes birding trips that will help you
hone your skills. Many states and regions have independent ornithological
societies.

The National Audubon Society, once a bird-oriented conservation
group, is now trying to be a broad-spectrum environmental organization;
whether it is succeeding is a matter of debate.

National Audubon Society
700 Broadway
New York, New York 10003
USA

What was formerly the Canadian Audubon Society is now:

Canadian Nature Federation
1 Nicholas, Suite 520
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B7
CANADA

In North America, the organization dedicated to birding as a sport
is the American Birding Association.

American Birding Association
P.O. Box 6599
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80934
USA
Toll-free phone in North America (800) 634-7736
Otherwise +1 719 578 0607

Professional ornithological associations, by and large, are much more
welcoming of amateur members than those of other sciences. They publish
scholarly journals, which may be had very reasonably with membership.

The American Ornithologists' Union, US$35/yr
(publishes _The Auk_ quarterly)
810 East Tenth Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66049-8897
USA

Western Field Ornithologists
(Covers Western North America US$18/yr (outside U.S. US$23))
c/o Dori Myers, Treasurer
6011 Saddletree Lane
Yorba Linda, CA 92696

The British Ornithologists Union, 18 pounds sterling/yr
(publishes _The Ibis_ quarterly)
c/o British Museum
Sub-Department of Ornithology
Tring
Herts HP23 6AP
ENGLAND

Ontario Field Ornithologists
Box 1204, Station B
Burlington, Ontario L7P 3S9
CANADA

Vogelbescherming
(the Dutch Society for the Protection of Birds; publishes
_Vogels_)
(member of BirdLife International)
Driebergseweg 16c
3708 JB Zeist
THE NETHERLANDS
+31 03404 37744
fax +31 03404 18844
birdinfophone +31 03404 37773

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening
(publishes _Vaar Fuglefauna_ quarterly)
Seminarplassen 5
7060 Klaebu
Oslo
NORWAY

Bird Observers Club of Australia
(publishes The Bird Observer, monthly except January; A$40/yr,
overseas A$60 includes airmail)
183 Springvale Rd
Nunawading, Victoria 3131
AUSTRALIA
fax +61 3 894 4048

Birds Australia (RAOU), A$64/yr
(publishes _The Emu_)
415 Riversdale Road
Hawthorn East
Victoria 3123
Australia
+61-3-9882-2622
fax +61-3-9882-2677
mail@birdsaustralia.com.au
http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/

AUSTRALIA

Papua New Guinea Bird Society
P.O. Box 1598
Boroko, NCD
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Southern African Ornithological Society, around R65/yr
(publishes _Birding in Southern Africa_; scientific members
[around R20 more] also receive _Ostrich_)
P.O. Box 84394
Greenside
Johannesburg 2034
SOUTH AFRICA
+27 11 8884147
fax +27 11 7827013

Here is a sampling of international conservation organizations:

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Lodge
Sandy
Beds
ENGLAND
+44 01767 680551
http://www.rspb.org.uk

BirdLife International (formerly International Council for
Bird Preservation; quarterly journal, US$35/yr)
Wellbrook Court
Girton Road
Cambridge
CB3 0NA
ENGLAND
+44 223 277318
(U.S. affiliate : World Bird Club
P.O. Box 57242
Washington, DC 20037-7242
+1 202 778 9649)

British Trust for Ornithology
The Nunnery
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 2PU
ENGLAND
http://www.bto.org

See the previous section for more such organizations.



 

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