Saw Mill River Audubon is committed to being a reasoned voice for the environment through advocacy based on sound science.

We work with a wide range of organizations, state and local governments, other Audubon chapters and Audubon New York and National Audubon to address shared concerns.

Using the links on this web page, add your voice with ours on environmental issues that matter for birds, other wildlife and habitats.

advocacy links

We also encourage you to let us know if there is a local environmental issue that concerns you. If it is outside our chapter area, we’ll refer you to other contacts, including one of the other Audubon chapters in our area.

an issue in focus

Cats Indoors

Better for Cats,
Better for Birds,
Better for People.

Domestic cats can make wonderful pets. But when allowed to roam outdoors, these introduced predators have serious consequences.

Cats have been introduced into new habitats across the globe with terrible results. Outdoors, cats are a non-native and invasive species that threaten birds and other wildlife, disrupt ecosystems, and spread diseases.

Now numbering well over 100 million in the United States, cats kill approximately 2.4 billion birds every year in the U.S. alone, making cat predation by far the largest human-caused mortality threat to birds.