Local Organizations

The Avian Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation center that treats all species of injured and orphaned wild birds with the goal of returning them healthy to the wild. It is licensed by state and federal authorities to do this work, but is funded through private donations. The Center is located in northwestern New Jersey.

A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

The purpose of Friends of Garret Mountain Reservation is to help preserve, protect and enhance the natural beauty of Garret Mountain Reservation and Rifle Camp Park, in cooperation with Passaic County officials, recognizing the hemispherical significance of the varied wildlife habitats for migrating birds in these public lands.

Friends of Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge welcome you to explore nature along the Wallkill River. Come for a walk along a trail, bird watch, canoe the river, fish, attend an event, volunteer, enjoy the varied wildlife and scenery. The Friends group consists of volunteers and members who share an interest in the wildlife, the land, and the river. All are welcome to join.

Check out the events at High Point State Park.

JerseyBirds is a birding news site hosted by the American Birding Association.

The Montclair Bird Club holds monthly meetings which are open to the general public.

The Nature Conservancy is working with you to make a lasting difference around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 states and your backyard.  Our Mission: conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends

New Jersey Audubon Society is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, New Jersey Audubon has no connection with the National Audubon Society.

New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey’s citizens; protects New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats.

The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to promoting the public interest, appreciation and conservation of the resources of Kittatinny Valley State Park (KVSP) with emphasis on its rail-trails.

The Ridge and Valley Conservancy (RVC) is a non-profit land trust formed in 1990 by people dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge Region of New Jersey. RVC’s efforts have a positive impact on air and water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation in northwestern New Jersey.