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Audubon Dallas

Founded in 1973, Audubon Dallas is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization with a focus on birds and wildlife. We have managed the 603-acre Cedar Ridge Preserve on Mountain Creek Parkway in southwest Dallas County since 2003. It has become a source of pride to preserve this wonderful natural treasure and provide citizens of Dallas County and surrounding areas with a place where they can connect with nature in a personal way.
Audubon Dallas consists of approximately 1,500 members. We teach about our local flora and fauna including the importance of the preservation of local ecosystems through conservation. We hope these family programs will foster discussions in the home, and make every family aware of the important role it plays in the local environmental community.
One of our primary goals is to expand our current educational programs, field trips and volunteer efforts in order to reach more children and family groups. We also publish a bi-monthly newsletter and keep records of the birds of Dallas County

Audubon Texas functions as the state arm of National and has offices statewide including the local Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and the Trinity River Audubon Center.  These Centers provide education and public outreach programs. While we are not part of these local Centers their efforts support the mission of Audubon Dallas.

 

Chapters enable Audubon members and others to meet and share an appreciation of their common interests. They create a culture of conservation in local communities through education and advocacy, focusing on the conservation of birds, other wildlife and conservation of important habitats, including:

  • Advocate for protection of birds and their habitat by supporting local, state, national and hemispheric conservation priorities
  • Offer birding field trips, identification classes and worldwide travel for members and the public
  • Engage children and adults in a wide assortment of educational programs
  • Coordinate outreach events including birding festivals
  • Create bird friendly communities by involving residents in habitat improvement projects
  • Provide data on the health of local bird species through Christmas Bird Counts, the Great Backyard Bird Count, breeding bird surveys, and other local monitoring projects
  • Adopt and protect Important Bird Areas

Cedar Ridge Preserve (CRP) in Cedar Hill, Texas, is managed by Audubon Dallas through an agreement with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board.  Audubon Dallas maintains trails and takes care of the day to day operations with a focus on maintaining habitat and natural species at the Preserve.  We partner with volunteers from the community on the third Saturday of each month to remove non-native plants and restore trails, from September through May, 9 am to noon and June through August 8-11 am. To learn more, watch the video on the CRP tab of this website.

The Board of Directors of Audubon Dallas meets the second Thursday of each month to support the mission and programs of Audubon Dallas.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.   Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.