The Yosemite Area Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon California, covering Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties. The Audubon mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. We are dedicated to the preservation of natural habitats and native species, and to educating and inspiring others to help protect those resource values.
We are active "Citizen Scientists", participating for several years in a survey contributing to raptor research, and maintaining an ongoing and expanding nestbox program. We also manage two Christmas Bird Counts, in Mariposa and Oakhurst. (Our chapter was featured in this San Francisco Chronicle article about the Christmas Bird Count.)
We offer field trips in the local area and host monthly chapter meetings which always include a fascinating program on topics of interest about our local habitat, birds and conservation. The chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of each month October through May, and include a special program or speaker. The public are invited to these free programs.