Our Mission

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education and wildlife conservation in Payne County, Oklahoma. As a local chapter of the National Audubon Society, we sponsor field trips and evening educational programs, an annual big day birding competition, and award annual research grants. We are actively engaged in citizen-science for ornithology by managing two Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (Stillwater and Sooner Lake), and we have led the state in submissions to the Great Backyard Bird Count. Payne County Audubon proudly supports the Important Bird Areas program in Oklahoma, and the initiative to establish a statewide Audubon office.

For those so inclined, we also manage a Facebook group, which is a great place to share information, photos, and announcements relevant to birding and wildlife conservation right here in central Oklahoma.

Make an Impact

Your generosity helps promote wildlife conservation, as well as fund research grants and educational programs.

Get Involved

PCAS offers a number of activities and events throughout the year. Check out our calendar for details.

Go Birding

Check out our list of some of the best places to find birds in Payne County and the surrounding area!

Kevin Wilson

News you can use

Birdlam 2023

Make plans to join us for the 3rd Annual Birdlam, happening Saturday, April 22, wherever you go birding in the state of Oklahoma. REGISTER NOW!
Bird species totals and past Birdlam winners may be found here.

Research Grants – Call for Submissions

Now accepting grant applications for the 2023 Helen Miller and Edwin Glover PCAS Research Awards! Submission deadline March 31.
Visit our scholarships page for more information.

Butterflies & Burning

Research that PCAS helped fund with an Edwin Glover Award in 2019 was recently published in the Journal of Insect Conservation and Diversity!
Learn how patch-burn management affects grassland butterfly communities.

What’s in a name?

The National Audubon Society was founded in 1905 and named after naturalist and illustrator John James Audubon. Today, more than 100 years later, we are called to re-examine Audubon’s legacy through a different lens.
Frequently Asked Questions about the organization’s name.

Birds of Payne County Calendars

Get your camera and start snapping …

The 2024 Birds of Payne County Calendar could feature YOUR photo!

Details to come.

Discover the beauty of our local birds!

Clay Billman

Pratyaydipta Rudra

Mary Langley

Mike Yough

Top photo: Leslie Miller

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