About Us

The Salem Audubon Society, in Salem, Oregon, is an active chapter of the National Audubon Society. Our mission is to connect people to Nature, through education focused on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, and conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems. To this end, we promote the enjoyment of birds and environmental stewardship with birding field trips and educational programs, and involve volunteers in education, advocacy and restoration projects.  

Salem Audubon is a charitable organization qualifying as a nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code.

Board of Directors -- 2019-2020

  • Tim Johnson, President
  • Michael Babbitt, Vice President
  • Carolyn Homan, Secretary
  • Tim Johnson, Treasurer
  • Jenny Ammon
  • Judy Brunkal
  • Cynthia Donald 
  • Maureen Leong-Kee
  • Doug Spencer
  • Lowell Spring
  • Mike Williams

Committee & Special Projects/Chairs

  • Beginning Birding Class, Maureen Leong-Kee
  • Birder's Night, Eugenia Becker
  • Bluebird Project, vacant
  • Chapter Meetings, vacant
  • Conservation, David Harrison
  • Facebook/YouTube, Mike Unger
  • Field Trips, Cynthia Donald
  • Fundraising, Tim Johnson/Carolyn Homan
  • Nature Center, Tim Johnson
  • Nature Reserve, Lee Slattum
  • Salem Christmas Bird Count, Tim Johnson/Mike Unger
  • Wood Shop, Chet Zenone
  • Webpage, Tim Johnson/Tara Choate

Past Board Members (1969 to present) -- click here

Office Information

Laurie Buswell, Administrator
Office hours by appointment
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-3:00pm
338 Hawthorn Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97301

Bird & Wildlife Emergency Contact

Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center
(503) 540-8664

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