a) promote the protection and scientific study of wild birds; b) promote the enjoyment and appreciation of wild birds through community outreach; c) provide, encourage and support environmental educational opportunities; and d) provide proactive leadership in the conservation of open space in the Sacramento region.
SAS is an incorporated 501c3 non profit organization located in the Central Valley of Northern California.
White tailed Kite
Why should you become a member of the Sacramento Audubon Society? To do your part to help save our dwindling bird populations and the habitat that is so necessary to the survival of each species.
Sacramento Audubon is working in many diverse areas to assist in preserving and restoring the needed habitats. We monitor bird populations by means of Christmas Bird Counts from the Nevada border to the general Sacramento county area, as well as other specialized studies such as the ongoing bird study at National Audubon's Bobelaine Audubon Sanctuary in Sutter County. We work on land use issues to help obtain the best compromise of needed habitat and an exploding population.
We have donated money to causes such as Central Valley Raptor Study, ECOS (Environmental Council of Sacramento), Central Valley Birding Symposium, Purple Martin Nesting Project, Tri-colored Blackbird Monitoring, UC Davis Black Rail Research, Cornell Univ. Scholarship Fund, Wildlife Care, Institute of Bird Populations, and Sacramento Valley Conservancy for land aquisition in Deer Creek hills. We alerted members on local legislative and planning issues on which they could express their opinions.
Join the Sacramento Audubon Society (a chapter of The National Audubon Society) and become part of a large group of people who are interested in preserving birds and their habitat in the local Sacramento region.
Yellow billed Magpie
Sacramento Audubon Society Inc. $25.00 per year per household (these funds stay with the Sacramento Audubon Society).
Dues-paying members will receive the Society newsletter "The Observer". They may attend local field trips; general meetings; serve on and chair committees and serve on the Board of Directors. Joining SAS does not automatically make you a member of the National Audubon Society - see below how to join National Audubon. The only way to get the local newsletter "The Observer" is to become a member of the Sacramento Audubon Society. Your dues are used for local programs. The Sacramento Audubon Society does not share, sell, or trade its members names or contact information with other organizations or interests.
National Audubon Society $20.00 a year for introductory membership (thereafter $30.00), $15.00 seniors and students, Basic membership $35, Lifetime: individual $1,000, dual $1,500.
You will receive the Audubon Magazine (4) times a year and are automatically members of the local Sacramento Audubon Society and may attend local field trips; general meetings; serve on and chair committees and serve on the Board of Directors. (Does not give you the local chapter newsletter). Make check payable to "National Audubon Society". To sign up on line, go here (or go to the National Audubon Society Web site, curser over "Give Now" and click on "Join Audubon".