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About Us

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Our Mission

dissecting owl pellets
Young Winter Wildlife Field Day visitors dissect sterilized pellets to see what owls eat.


The Audubon Society of Corvallis strives to:

  • Educate the public about birds, other wildlife, and the importance of their habitats;
  • Advocate responsible public policy and personal behavior that respects, conserves, and restores wildlife habitat; and
  • Provide opportunities for people to enjoy nature.

Enjoy Our ASC Video

ASC Video
This 2 min. 22 sec. video was produced by a local high school student who is also a member of ASC.

Contact Us

Audubon Society of Corvallis
PO Box 148
Corvallis, OR 97339


ASC History

birding trip
One thing Audubon members have in common is BIRDS! They are always willing to share their sightings with expert and novice birders.


ASC was founded in 1971 as a non-profit, tax-exempt (501(c)(3) organization by a group of local birders and conservationists. Although we are a chapter of the National Audubon Society, our members pay dues locally, which go toward funding our local activities.

We encourage the community to understand wildlife, their habitats, and their importance to the entire world. Our activities include:

  1. Hosting monthly speakers on topics related to birds, conservation, and natural history. Speaker presentations are free and open to the public.
  2. Leading birdwatching and other natural history trips locally, regionally, and internationally.
  3. Presenting programs for elementary schoolchildren, including programs on raptors, nesting behavior, and shorebirds.
  4. Providing additional educational opportunities for kids and adults through Open House and Sunday programs at Hesthavn Nature Center, and at other locations for Winter Wildlife Field Day, Girl Scouts, Chintimini Open House, Get Outdoor Day at Peavy Arboretum, and many others.
  5. Monitoring nesting success of Western Bluebirds through the activities of the ASC Bluebird Trail.
  6. Distributing The Chat newsletter 10 months per year in digital format. A limited number of hard copies will be sent to people who request them through May 2021. Copies of The Chat are stored on the ASC website and at Oregon State University’s library.
  7. Restoring Hesthavn Nature Center and Hesthavn grounds.
  8. Keeping members apprised of current legislation and policy related to birds, other wildlife, and habitat. We are a non-partisan organization and do not campaign on behalf of candidates.


ASC Leadership