• Urgent Request to Members and Supporters

    by Pete Johnson, Acting President

    VolunteerDuval Audubon is the only conservation organization that has been established in Duval County since 1939. Yes, that’s 85 years this year! The chapter has changed a lot over the years, but the core mission has stayed the same, to celebrate and conserve our amazing bird diversity in Northeast Florida. Our official mission is “Connecting People with Nature, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.” We continue to do this for our membership and the community, but we need your help.

    As many of you know by now, previous chapter president Carol Bailey-White stepped down last year after 3 years as president and 10 years of serving on the board in various other capacities. She is still dedicated to our chapter and continues to volunteer with our website and social media outlets. We were excited when new president Rich Egan came on board for the 2023-2024 year. However, he resigned after a few months for personal reasons and was not able to continue leading our organization.

    That’s where I stepped in as Acting President through the remainder of the 2023-2024 term. As Vice President and long-time director of Crosby Sanctuary, it was my responsibility to take on this role. However, my career obligations are very demanding, and I have a limited capacity to continue in this position. We need someone with the time and energy to devote to our chapter to step up and submit an application to be President. We have a great group of Board Members to support you. It’s a manageable role that anyone can reasonably do.

    Preferably, we are looking for someone who is retired or works part-time and has a little more time to devote than someone working full time. However, we are not limiting the field if the right candidate wishes to step up. I’ll even volunteer to stay on as Vice President for the first year to provide support.

    We have position descriptions available for review. Please, if you have any interest just contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request a position description for review.

    You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or apply using our online application form (a paper form is also available if you prefer). Thank you!

  • Having Your Voice Heard

    Beginning Bird Walk at Ft Caroline 20221106 by Piyush NeekhraYour membership in Duval Audubon strengthens our messages to the public and government leaders. The more members we have, the more effective our voices for birds and bird habitat will be. Education about conservation issues is an important part of our work. Help us amplify our messages. Your membership means a better community for people and birds and other wildlife. Join today and help make Duval, Clay and Nassau better places for all creatures to live.

    Unsure of your membership status? Reach out to our membership director Christine Lucas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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