In a recent thread, I read the following, in which the "demograhic" was US bird watchers:
Originally Posted by Katy Penland
As a side note, if you're worried about Audubon's revenue stream, you might want to tell the National organization to get back to its roots. Pulling the historical % of membership dues away from their local chapters in order to fund the new "regional centers" is far more elitist and harmful to "the demographic" than anything I've seen in years. But I digress...
I belonged to the Audubon Society for one year, but I discontinued my subscription for two reasons. First I found that much of their periodical was just a travel magazine pitched to the rather well-to-do, or the elite. I doubt that I could ever justify a bird watching trip to tropical America, or that I would want to spend much extended time bird watching. Secondly, when the National Society dropped its support of the local chapters, I felt that my money was better spent on the New York chapter, with its local activities, which I have never attended, and with its scientific, conservation and outreach programs.
I wonder if other Americans have felt more attuned with their local societies than with the national organization.
Happy bird watching,