About Us

Welcome to Burroughs Audubon, the Greater Kansas City chapter of the National Audubon Society. Burroughs was formed as a nature club in 1919 and became a chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1971. Burroughs Audubon promotes the appreciation of birds and nature, natural history education, and the conservation of habitat.

Burroughs Audubon offers guided field trips, general meetings (that include special programs/speakers), and bird walks.  Burroughs Audubon also offers citizen science activities such as bird banding and the Great Backyard and Christmas Bird Counts. Best of all, almost all it offers is FREE of cost and is for all ages to enjoy, even if you’re not a member!  Burroughs Audubon has a nature center and bird sanctuary located at Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park with a very large natural history library that is free, onsite, for all to use for research, reading, and enjoyment. 

When you join National Audubon, you are automatically considered a member of Burroughs Audubon.  We receive financial support from National Audubon based on its membership, but it also appreciative of the the generosity of its local friends through their donations, gifts, and volunteer hours.  Each year, an annual dinner serves as a fundraiser that is open to non-members and usually hosted in in April.

Burroughs Audubon has a board of directors, committee chairs, and members who work hard to provide all these things for you.  Join us We have so much to offer.  We hope you will get to know us and join us.

Proposed 2021 BAS Bylaws Changes

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BAS Bylaws Summary of Updates pages 1 and 2
BAS Bylaws Summary of Updates page 3
BAS Revised Bylaws pages 1 and 2
BAS Revised Bylaws pages 3 and 4
BAS Revised Bylaws pages 5 and 6
BAS Revised Bylaws pages 7 and 8
BAS Revised Bylaws pages 9 and 10
BAS Revised Bylaws pages 11 and 12