The Audubon Society of Portland has grown into one of the Pacific Northwest's most effective conservation organizations, with more than 7,500 members and 1,000 volunteers. The Interpretive Center offers up-close views of bird, mammal, and insect specimens, as well as a natural resource library.
The Wildlife Care Center cares for more than 3,500 orphaned and injured wild animals each year. The 180-acre Nature Sanctuary, located just minutes from downtown Portland, is a showcase for native flora and fauna, with over four miles of hiking trails.
The Society also holds an annual Birdathon, a fundraiser featuring a banquet, guided trips, bird counting, and an Introduction to Birding class.