The Norwegian Ornithology Association of Telemark was started in 1968. It is the county group for the Norwegian Ornithology Association. Goals and tasks of the association include: to be a go-to partner for people in the general public interested in birds—to protect nature, especially birds—to stimulate interest in and better knowledge of birds and their lives. Bird watching in Telemark—Sauherad has an exciting bird community, as does the Bø river and the northern park of Telemarkvassdraget where it runs into Norsjø. Nome: Øra, Nomevann.