The Audubon Society of Missouri

Audubon Society of Missouri

Founded in 1901, The Audubon Society of Missouri is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of birds and other wildlife forms.

Mission Statement:

The society is dedicated to the preservation and protection of birds and other wildlife; to education and appreciation of the natural world; and to effective wildlife and habitat conservation practices.

The Audubon Society of Missouri (ASM) is the state birding organization. It is a separate entity from the National Audubon Society (NAS) and Audubon Missouri (AM). Audubon Missouri represents NAS interests in Missouri. Dues paid to a local Audubon chapter or to NAS do not support ASM. Anyone who joins a local Audubon chapter or subscribes to the Audubon magazine is usually automatically a member of both the National Audubon Society and Audubon Missouri, the state office that represents NAS, formed about the year 2000, acts primarily to raise funds for conservation issues and for nature center-related activities.

ASM activities and services include:
  • This ASM website which includes:
    • Tips on improving birding skills
    • Where to look for birds in Missouri
    • Book reviews and articles about birds
    • Information on research scholarships
    • The Missouri Bird Records Committee reports
    • CACHE and SPARKS, checklist database projects in cooperation with MDC and DNR
    • Member-only benefits including access to upload photos to our photo gallery, membership information, and a member directory
  • The quarterly, The Bluebird, with informative and fun articles, the seasonal reports of Missouri bird records, and other features
  • An annual fall meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks, open to all birders, featuring birding, workshops and speakers
  • A spring meeting at venues around the state, open to all birders, featuring birding, workshops and speakers
  • Special workshops on bird identification
  • Opportunities to bird with others around the state on special days or weekends
  • Conducting surveys for CACHE (Conservation Area Checklist) and SPARKS (State Parks bird checklists)
  • Involvement in habitat-related partnership activities in Missouri