Birds and Birding

There are more than 50 million birders in the United States, and countless others who are interested in birds. Birds are beautiful, interesting, and the most visible form of wildlife in the state. They capture our attention and fascination through their behavior, flight, song, or simple presence on a cold winter day when it seems that nothing else is alive. 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.

For other resources for birders, visit the New Hampshire Bird Records Resources Page.

Photos from top:Common Yellowthroat by Walter Keane, Sage Thrasher by Mark Suomala, birding field trip (archival), Snowy Owl by Walter Keane, Black-capped Chickadees at a feeding station by Julie Klett, ibis by Pam Hunt, winter birding by Zeke Cornell, publication image by Rebecca Suomala, Blackburnian Warbler by Len Medlock, live webcam screenshot from downtown Manchester, NH.

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