National Audubon Society

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The National Audubon Society is an American non-profit environmental organization dedicated to nature conservancy. Founded in 1886, it is one of the oldest of such organizations in the world. It is named in honor of John James Audubon, an American ornithologist and naturalist who painted, catalogued, and described the Birds of North America.

The society publishes an illustrated magazine, Audubon, on nature. It has many local chapters which often organize birdwatching field trips and conservation-related activities. It also coordinates the Christmas Bird Counts in the U.S. an example of citizen science.

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