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Experience Decatur Area Audubon

A Chapter of the National Audubon Society

For more than 100 years, community members have collaborated to protect birds and the spaces they need today and tomorrow.

The Decatur Area Audubon Society is proud to offer community programs and activities designed to be a catalyst for change – uniting diverse groups while educating and inspiring members of our community to become advocates, partners, and leaders of conservation.

Learn more about the positive impact of the Decatur Area Audubon Society and join us in our vision of a world in which people and wildlife thrive.


Who We Are

​Decatur Audubon, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is located in the heart of Central Illinois’ farmland. The region, rich in agricultural resources, also has abundant natural areas providing habitat and sanctuary to both - local and migratory birds.

The Sangamon River flows through the center of Macon County, creating safe havens for birds and other wildlife along its tree-lined corridor. Within Macon County and adjoining counties, there are many parks, conservation areas, and nature preserves.

Trails and greenways are continually expanding and will connect many of these natural areas. Hiking trails and bike path expansions continue to make birding and nature hikes accessible to our entire community.

Ways We Help

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

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John James Audubon

"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children."

Contact Decatur Audubon

Get in touch with the Decatur Audubon Society to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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Pouring Sand

Interview with Decatur Audubon Society Director

November 12, 2025

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