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Survey deadline extended to 28 Oct on National Audubon Society dropping “Audubon” name

October 21, 2022

[Posted by Chuck Almdale]

Great Egret captures a lizard (Ray Juncosa 2-28-16)

To all readers:

National Audubon Society has extended the ending date of their survey to Friday 28 October. Their latest message, dated Friday, 21 Oct 2022 15:07:26 -0400, added two days, citing “technical difficulties” as the reason. These difficulties were the links to the survey sent out Monday 17 Oct evening at 5:21 (EDT) pm, but didn’t work until around noon (EDT) on Wednesday 19 Oct. Move fast, before it’s gone!

As we previously announced, some of us have already taken the survey. While there are multiple questions, the issue of dropping “Audubon” from the name is the crux of the matter, and it doesn’t appear until near the end of the survey. There is space at several spots to express your opinion. The survey stays open if you need to step away for a few minutes. You can’t go backwards through the pages if you change your mind, and the last question, “Before you finish this survey, is there anything else you would like to share that we have not covered?” comes when you’ve hit 95% completed.

The board of Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society thinks that the entire membership of Audubon chapters and National Audubon Society should have the opportunity—whatever their views—to take this survey and express their opinion. If you want to read about sparks & honey, the consultants running the survey, here’s their website.

The following is today’s email from NAS.

Naming Survey: Make Your Voice Heard Thank you to everyone who has taken the survey already, and we profusely apologize to those who attempted to take the survey while we were experiencing technical difficulties. The root cause has been remedied and you may now complete the survey and share the link with the rest of your board. Thank you to everyone who reached out and let us know about this issue! The deadline for the survey has been extended to October 28.  

The strength of our organization comes from our vast network and from many individuals who share in the love of birds through chapter activities and programs. We deeply value your thoughts on this topic and ask you to take some time to complete this survey, if you haven’t already. Take the survey here


  1. Linda Friar permalink
    October 21, 2022 3:39 pm

    Thanks! I enjoyed filling out the survey not that I expect the organization to pay much attention.


    • Chukar permalink*
      October 22, 2022 11:38 am

      Thanks, Linda. You are a true patriot.


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