Bird conservation is a community effort. It would be impossible for any one person—or organization—to protect birds on their own. It’s also impossible for any one person to do everything that birds need us to do.
To that, we say: Do what you can and do what you love.
Birds bring us joy and conserving them should bring us joy, too. As author and activist Karen Walrond says, “I will never apologize for embracing joy and beauty—even when the world is falling apart—because joy and beauty are fuel for my activism.”
This summer, we caught up with some of our members to highlight the critical, diverse, and rewarding work they’re doing to help protect birds and the places they need. We invite you to watch the interviews below to get to know—and celebrate—these fellow bird lovers. Through their own unique interests and talents, they’re making the world a better place for birds, and you can, too.
How will joy fuel bird conservation in your life? Hear from these Audubon members for inspiration!