The National Audubon Society had its beginnings at the turn of the century when many local Audubon clubs joined together over concern for the wading birds of the South whose numbers were being devastated by plume hunters. Today, the National Audubon Society includes over 500,000 members and more than 500 local chapters. The evolution and careful coordination of National Audubon’s four areas of expertise—science, land management, education and activism—have made National Audubon a powerful and credible voice for the conservation of wildlife and natural resources.
Audubon of Florida (formerly Florida Audubon Society) is the oldest and largest environmental organization in the state. While allied with the National Audubon Society in many endeavors, Audubon of Florida concentrates the majority of its energies on Florida’s most critical environmental issues. Audubon of Florida, with headquarters in Miami , has a network of 46 local chapters around the state with approximately 32,000 members.
The Space Coast Audubon Society was formed in the mid-1950s. Over the years this local chapter of both the Florida and National Audubon Societies has grown to include over 1,100 families and individuals. It is now Brevard County’s largest all-volunteer environmental organization.