Audubon Maryland-DC (Baltimore, MD)

Name

  • Name:David Curson
  • Title:Director of Bird Conservation

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Audubon Maryland-DC
  • Address:2901 East Baltimore Street
    Box 2
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:410-558-2473

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General

  • Mission:
  • Audubon Maryland-DC’s mission is to restore the natural ecosystems of Maryland and the District of Columbia, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. As part of the National Audubon Society, our organization’s innovative bird conservation programming strives to achieve meaningful conservation outcomes for birds and their habitats.

  • Overview:
  • Established in 2000, Audubon Maryland-DC seeks to protect birds, wildlife, and their habitats throughout our region as well as educate the public about importance of bird conservation and ecosystem rehabilitation. Our organization encompasses regional bird conservation initiatives based out of our state office in addition to two Audubon Centers (Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore and Pickering Creek Audubon Center in Easton, MD) and five chapter-owned sanctuaries. Our innovative statewide bird conservation programming strives to achieve meaningful conservation outcomes for birds and their habitats, with a focus on vulnerable species and high priority sites called Important Bird Areas (IBAs). These IBAs represent the best habitats across the state for bird species at risk as well as those vulnerable to a range of threats. Already 43 IBAs have been identified in Maryland, with two new sites (Elk Neck and Savage River) identified in the past year.

  • History:
  • Audubon Maryland-DC is the state office for the National Audubon Society, which was created in 1905 to protect bird populations and their habitats across the United States. Maryland’s first Audubon nature center, Pickering Creek Audubon Center, opened its doors in 1984 on a 400-acre farm in Easton, MD. The state office began operation in 2000 and comprises of our bird conservation initiatives as well as Pickering Creek and our second center, Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore. In addition to the IBA Champions initiative, our statewide conservation work also includes our salt marsh restoration project at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that strives to assess the impact of sea level rise in the Chesapeake Bay and develop a comprehensive strategy to protect this critical marshland from further harm.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

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  • Advisory board size:14
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Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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