Up till 2023, NAS's longstanding commitment to bird conservation, advocacy, education, and research has been recognized nationwide. As a leader in the field of ornithology and environmental conservation, NAS now has 23 state programs, 41 local centers, and 450+ local chapters. Notably, NAS helped put the Inflation Reduction Act into law (2022), securing substantial funding invested for climate change initiatives that benefit both people and birds. However, the society faces a challenge regarding its namesake, and several chapters have opted to remove Audubon from their names.
NAS itself, on the other hand, announced the unfavorable decision to retain the name while committing to expand Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) initiatives over the next five years. It emphasizes the importance of acknowledging Audubon's problematic legacy and addressing historical inequalities in conservation activities. Dr. Elizabeth Gray, CEO of NAS, affirmed that the organization remains committed to these principles, irrespective of its name.
Birdfy's Work on Bird Conservation
Regardless of the naming controversy, NAS has set an inspiring example of engaging and educating the public in bird conservation, much like Birdfy's mission. Find out more about how we care for the environment through our commitment and mission, here
Birdfy, through products like the Birdfy Smart Feeder
and Feeder Bamboo
, offers innovative solutions for bird enthusiasts to observe and feed birds while promoting a deeper connection with nature. Birdfy also collaborates with wildlife conservation organizations like Birda and Tadorna, supports educational institutions
, and encourages people to immerse themselves in the world of birdwatching.
In our own way, Birdfy strives to advance the cause of bird conservation and promote a harmonious coexistence of humans, birds, and the environment. We love birds, and we hope you do, too!