Protecting NH’s Natural Environment for Wildlife and for People

Come with us and explore NH’s wild places, connect with nature, and help us protect the places we love for today and tomorrow.

Wildlife

Welcome to NH Audubon

We are fortunate to live in a state with abundant birds and other wildlife, and the habitats and ecosystems that support them. Our quality of life is inextricably tied to the wild places that surround us throughout the state. NH Audubon’s programs protect species like Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons, educate youth and adults about conservation, manage 7,500 acres of sanctuary habitat, lead hikes, and go birding. Founded in 1914, NH Audubon is separate and independent from National Audubon, and we rely on donations and membership to enable our important work.

What's New?

The State of NH’s Birds – a new report is published

Birds have long been recognized as environmental indicators. From the oft-repeated tale of miners’ canaries, to Silent Spring, to Spotted Owls in old-growth forest, we’ve relied on or pointed to birds to help us avoid environmental catastrophe. This need is just as crucial today, with recent estimates that North America has lost over three billion birds in the last 50 years spurring conservationists to new action. The actions needed are often broad in scale, sometimes spanning continents, but even these are ultimately implemented at a local scale. Right here in New Hampshire there are things you can do to help “our” birds, even if they don’t recognize our arbitrary political boundaries. In 2011, NH Audubon produced the first statewide overview

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Education

Field Trips and Programs

There is always something going on at NH Audubon! Get outside for a field trip, sign up your child for nature day camp, or come to one of our centers for a program. Our calendar is full of events, many of which are free to attend. We also have special events like Earth Day, the Annual Gathering, Enchanted Forest, and the Holiday Craft Fair. Join us for a hike as part of our 20 Sanctuary outings in 2020, or visit our pollinator gardens at McLane and Massabesic Centers.

Education

In The Field

Find out about NH Audubon's wildlife and conservation projects

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Ask the Naturalist

Find out answers to your nature and bird questions

Sanctuaries

View 39 Sanctuaries throughout NH

NH Audubon actively stewards over 7,500 acres on 39 wildlife sanctuaries, spanning every New Hampshire county. Our lands provide opportunities to explore 75 miles of trails through forests and bogs, along lake shores, and over mountains. We actively enhance wildlife habitat by maintaining open fields, creating wildlife openings, and removing invasive species. Our sanctuaries protect several species of rare plants and animals, as well as unique natural communities. Visit one of these scenic locations and recharge!

Sanctuaries

Visit Our Centers

See our ambassador animals, walk the sanctuary nature trails, or attend a program.

McLane Center
(Concord)

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Massabesic Center
(Auburn)

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Newfound Center
(Hebron)

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Looking to host a meeting, birthday party, or wedding?

Visit a center today to see the wonderful alternative to traditional function rooms.

Birds & Birding

The most visible form of wildlife in the state

There are more than 50 million birders in the United States, and countless others who are interested in birds. New Hampshire Audubon is committed to bird conservation and you can help. Learn about birds, get involved with bird conservation projects, report your sightings or take part in a birding event. There are many ways to participate and help the birds that are such a vital part of our world.

Birding

Explore 39 wildlife sanctuaries throughout all 10 counties of New Hampshire.

Committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands.

We regularly observe and count 14 species at NH Audubon’s Raptor Observatories.

NH Audubon Protects

The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.

About Us

Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.