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Join Our Flock

We’re in a race against time to give birds a fighting chance in a changing world. Join us and help secure a safer future for birds at risk from climate change, habitat loss, and other threats.

Be Part of the Solution

When you join the National Audubon Society, you simultaneously join our local Audubon Society — Sea & Sage Audubon. The annual cost is a $20 minimum donation which is for a family or an individual. Please note that Sea and Sage Audubon is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its own budget and programs. Although we are a chapter of National Audubon, we rely on support from our local members to carry out our wide array of programs.

Who Are We?

  • We advocate for protection of birds and their habitats.
  • We offer bird walks, field trips, programs, and birding classes.
  • We engage children and adults in a wide assortment of educational activities.
  • We provide data on the status of local bird species through Christmas Bird Counts, Orange County Spring Count, Monthly Bird Censuses, the Great Backyard Bird Count, and other monitoring projects.
  • And, we have fun!
We also offer many engaging activities and Programs
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Field Trips

Join our many field trips as you explore Orange County and beyond including offshore adventures. Most are free.



Join us for monthly lectures on a great range of topics with presenters from around the United States relating to the environment and of course birds.



Join in the fun with old and new friends at our many social activities including BBQs, Annual Dinners, Volunteer recognition wine and cheese, and many more.

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Citizen Science

Help Monitor Tree Swallow Nest Boxes at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, count birds during Christmas Bird Count and during the Orange County Spring Count, help Endangered Nesting Birds (Least Terns and Snowy Plovers) in Huntington Beach. Click here for more information.



We provide outstanding environmental programs such as Audubon Outdoor Adventures, Nature Day Camps, Bat Walks, Community Tours, Monthly Wildlife Walks. We are always looking for volunteers.



Through the Conservation Committee, we promote responsible participation in public policy, support of open spaces, parks, and natural resource management, in order to achieve balanced and environmentally sound ecosystems and communities.

How To Join Sea and Sage

The fastest and easiest way to join Audubon is with a donation of at least $20 using a credit card. Remember when you join National Audubon you are joining Sea and Sage. Click on this link: JOIN AUDUBON

Another way to join Audubon is to print the form, fill it out, and mail it with your $20 check (payable to NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY) to: Membership, Sea & Sage Audubon, PO Box 5447, Irvine CA 92616

To renew your Sea & Sage Audubon membership

Audubon members receive renewal membership notices in the mail; we encourage you to use their envelopes if you wish to renew by check. Please pay by check only; do not send cash!

To Renew your membership with a credit card Click on this link: Renew Now or call 1(800) 274-4201. They will be happy to assist you.

Have questions? Email


Together we can make a difference

You can make a surprisingly big difference for birds, habitats, children, citizen science, and our Orange County community. Your tax-deductible gift to Sea and Sage Audubon goes directly to important conservation initiatives and innovative nature-based education for learners of all ages.

Click on the button below and support birds using your credit card or PayPal. You don’t have to join PayPal to use this service. Would you consider making your donation as big or small as you like a monthly contribution?

Prefer to write a check? Send a check made out to Sea and Sage Audubon Society and mail it to our office at Treasurer, Sea and Sage Audubon, PO Box 5447, Irvine Ca. 92616.

Please remember to include “Sea and Sage Audubon Society” by name (tax ID#23-7003681) in your will or trust. Even a small percentage of your estate can make a big difference to our mission and the birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.

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Gifts from Your Estate

Please remember to include “Sea and Sage Audubon Society” by name (tax ID#23-7003681) in your will or trust.

Sponsor Education Items

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Sponsor a School Bus to the Wetland

Sea and Sage Audubon brings Santa Ana elementary students to the wetland to experience scientific concepts in the field and to learn how to protect the environment. We pledged to pay for 34 school bus trips this year, and hope that you will help sponsor some of the bus transportation costs.  See what your donation will provide:

$300 for 60 students (one bus)

$200 for 40 students

$150 for 30 students (one-half bus)

$100 for 20 students

$50 for 10 students

$25 for 5 students

Make your check payable to “Sea and Sage Audubon Society” and mail to: School Bus, Sea and Sage Audubon Society, 5 Riparian View, Irvine, CA 92612. If you have questions, contact Project Director Trude Hurd by email: Thank you for helping to get children outdoors into nature at an exciting wetland habitat!

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Sponsor a Taxidermy Specimen  

We request donations for preparation of new taxidermy specimens which includes a personalized sponsor label. See attached PDF if there are current birds needing sponsorship.

We also need items to keep our existing specimen clean, insect-free, and good-looking for public use; see Wish List below.

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Sponsor Audubon Adventures nature newspapers for children

Audubon Adventures is an environmental education curriculum created by National Audubon Society for 3rd-5th grade students. The printed nature newspapers and website introduce children and their families and teachers to birds, wildlife, and habitats. Activities help children understand natural history principles and how to care for the environment.  We provide a classroom set to every Santa Ana class participating in Outdoor Adventures. You can help sponsor a class!

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See what your donation will provide:

  • $46 for a classroom set of Audubon Adventures in English (32 copies each of 3 topics and an educator’s guide)
  • $46 for a classroom set of Audubon Adventures in Spanish (32 copies each of 3 topics)
  • $13 for Hurray For Hummingbirds set for Pollinators Garden visitors (32 copies)
  • $13 for The Buzz About Native Bees set for Pollinators Garden visitors (32 copies)
  • $13 for Pollinators: Hummingbirds & Bees set for Pollinator Garden visitors (32 copies)
  • $13 for Get To Know Birds set IN SPANISH for Pollinators Garden visitors (32 copies)

Sponsor Binoculars or Microscopes

Not needed this year. Check back next year.

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Wish List Items

See attached PDF for items that we may currently need for our educational programs. Please email first to make sure the product is needed:

Photographs by Trude Hurd and used with permission.