Jayhawk Audubon is the chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Lawrence, Douglas County, and surrounding communities in eastern Kansas.


Our mission is to provide opportunities for greater understanding and appreciation of birds and other wildlife, to encourage sustainable practices, and to advocate for actions and policies which result in protection and preservation of intact ecosystems.


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Join us! All of our resources are available to the public free of charge and our meetings and field trips are always open to the public. If you would like to become a member, the cost is just $10 per year to be a local member or $20 per year to be a local and national member, which includes a subscription to the beautiful Audubon magazine. Click here for membership information.

Our Backyard Birds

What's that bird at your feeder? Check our new Backyard Birds of Winter page to learn the most likely visitors in our membership area. And follow along (or join yourself) for more bird watching and identification tips with Project FeederWatch.

Latest News

Upcoming Events

Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Nature Highlights of Scotland and Ireland by Bob Gress. Join us on Zoom for wildlife photographer Bob Gress. This program highlights Scotland and Ireland’s traditional culture, landscapes, rural life and wildlife encountered on a month-long adventure during spring of 2019.  Click here to join the meeting. 

JAS Field Trips - Feb. 20, March 6, March 20, March 24. The trip to Loess Bluffs has been rescheduled for March 6, and other field trips have been adjusted accordingly. Click here to read the details.

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Little Blue Heron

A nestling hatched in a Lawrence back yard, July 2017. Photo by Jim Bresnahan.