About Us

Forsyth Audubon is a chapter of Audubon NC and the National Audubon Society. We are located in Forsyth County, North Carolina (Winston-Salem and surrounding area). We hold monthly meetings, bird walks, field trips, and other activities. Members share a common interest in nature and conservation, especially regarding birds. We are a nonprofit organization and have no paid staff. Volunteers serve as officers and organize all of our activities.

Forsyth Audubon Society is governed by a board of directors in accordance with our chapter bylaws. Click here to view a pdf file of our bylaws.

Ramona Snavely Award

Each year, the chapter recognizes a member for his or her long-time service and involvement in Forsyth Audubon activities with a framed photograph of one of their favorite birds. The award, named after chapter founder and matriarch Ramona Snavely, was instituted in 2007. Previous recipients are:

  • Gardner and Margaret Gidley
  • Chester and Ann Robertson
  • Susan and Bill Hammond
  • James Martin
  • David Disher
  • Marbry “Hop” Hopkins
  • Phil Dickinson
  • Susan and Warren Jones
  • Royce Hough
  • Ron Morris
  • Carol and Brent Gearhart
  • Bill Gifford
  • Shelley Rutkin
  • Jean Chamberlain
  • Kim Brand
  • Rob Rogers