In 1971, Firelands Audubon Society (FAS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Erie and Huron counties of Ohio), was formed with a mission statement to:

 protect, preserve and appreciate  natural habitat for birds and wildlife through conservation and education.  

Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush

Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler

Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl

Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush


     As we enter the uncertain times ahead with the potential impact of COVID-19 we all want to do what is best for our members, friends and communities. In solidarity with local, state and national recommendations Firelands Audubon is taking precautionary measures by suspending group activities for March and April. We will not hold our monthly meetings and Spring Bird Class has been cancelled. For the time being, we will continue to utilize social distancing, indoors and outdoors, to lessen the possibility of impact and infection until further notice.

     For those who want to go out and enjoy the onset of spring, there are plenty of parks and preserves to visit in our area on your own. Exploring and watching your own yard for birds and wildlife can be very rewarding in the spring. Most people would be amazed at just how many different species can be seen flitting through trees and shrubs, flying overhead or visiting water features and feeders during migration. We can all still enjoy the wonders of migration. Feel free to email updates of interesting bird activity  and share your sightings with us. We will continue to follow the recommendations issued by the CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention during this rapidly evolving situation and will post any updates to our programming on our website. 

Firelands Audubon Program and activities Update in response to Covid-19

The Firelands

The Firelands area encompases Erie County , Huron County and the Marblehead area of Ottawa County. These areas include a wonderful variety of marshes, beaches, hardwood forests, rivers, streams, estuaries and more. Learn about excellent birding areas and our local birds here. 

Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count or CBC is a long standing tradition of the National Audubon Society with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. This early winter bird census will cover our CBC circle in an effort to record birds over a 24-hour period. 

Click here for more information. 

Events and Field Trips

FAS offers a variety of field trips and birding workshops for all levels of birders. 

Seasonal Bird walks in various locations throughout the area are fun and informative for everyone.  

Check the Calendar for upcoming dates and information. 

Membership and donations  

Become a member of FAS today. 

Annual membership is just         $15.00/person. 

Print and mail your membership form or sign up online today. 

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