The Green Mountain Audubon Society was founded in 1962 as an independent Vermont corporation and became a chapter of the National Audubon Society to promote environmental education, wildlife protection and land conservation.

A Green Mountain Audubon Society field trip to the Colchester Causeway to view winter birds

A Green Mountain Audubon Society field trip to the Colchester Causeway to view winter birds

The National Audubon Society, named in memory of naturalist and painter John J. Audubon (1785-1851), was established in 1905 to protect American birds. The Green Mountain Audubon Society acquired the Nature Center in 1964. The original Nature Center — house, barn and 150-acre farm — is located in Huntington, Vermont and was a generous gift of Christine Hires. Over the years, this legacy has grown to include 255 acres supported by more than 1000 Audubon members throughout northwestern Vermont. The nature center is managed by our statewide organization Audubon Vermont.

We sponsor a variety of field trips and programs throughout the year. Our upcoming events are listed at the Calendar of Events page and on our Home page. Also, we organize the Christmas Bird Count for the Burlington area. Our Christmas Bird Count, which is linked to Audubon groups throughout the country, helps researchers assess the population size and health of many bird species nationwide.

If you would like to add your name to our e-mail notification list or make a donation to the Green Mountain Audubon Society, select the Contact Us link on this page and send us an e-mail with your contact information. We look forward to hearing from you. If you live in northwestern Vermont, membership in our chapter is automatic when you join Audubon Vermont and the National Audubon Society. If you would like to become a new member of our chapter, click on the link below:

If you are renewing your membership to the National Audubon Society/Audubon Vermont select the Become a Member button below, which will bring you to Audubon Vermont’s website.

You can also contact the GMAS by mail. 

Green Mountain Audubon Society
PO Box 4333
Burlington, VT 05406

Board of Directors

Bruce MacPherson,

Mark Paul,
Vice President

John Schweizer



Pat Phillips
Clem Nilan
Stan Emery
Larry Haugh
Jeff Hullstrung

Jane Haugh

Shirley Johnson
Tom Jiamachello
Josh Lincoln
Alison Wagner

Elizabeth Spinney

Ken Copenhaver

Banner photo by Mike Sargent