Founded in 1954, the Bermuda Audubon Society is a non-profit-making registered charity run by an Executive Committee of volunteers. The Society aims to conserve Bermuda's special bird life and habitats for the benefit of all.  Since 1963, it has acquired 15 nature reserves totalling some 60 acres, which it now manages.

The objectives of the Society are: to arouse through education, public recognition of the value of, and need for, protecting wild birds and animals, plants, soil and water, as well as the interdependence of these natural resources; to cooperate, as occasion prompts, with conservation agencies, and with private associations devoted to the interests of conservation and to education in the field of natural resources; to engage in such educational, scientific, literary, historical, philanthropic and charitable pursuits as may be a part of the aforementioned objectives.

 
Activities of the Society include building nesting boxes for blue birds; Copyright: Dr Mike Pienkowski

The Society is concerned with the monitoring of birds in and around Bermuda and works with partners to ensure the protection of the only endemic bird species, the Bermuda petrel or cahow, which now breeds on Nonsuch Island.

 

The Society is a partner with the Bermuda National Trust in the Buy Back Bermuda campaign, which aims to purchase areas of open space using public donations in order to safeguard them for future generations.  As a result of the campaign, the Society is now involved in enlarging and restoring wetland habitats and protected areas, which are now owned by the people of Bermuda.