Audubon Washington

Protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow

Dunlin. Photo: Matthew Reitinger

Audubon Washington is a field office of the National Audubon Society. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need by using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon Washington an unparalleled wingspan that reaches over 47,000 people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. 

We do this work because we understand the importance of nature and natural systems in our lives--for our economic well-being, for our enjoyment and for ethical and spiritual benefits. We are organized as a network of chapters which collectively engage people in learning about birds, caring about and for birds and taking action to save birds and the places they need now and in the future. We focus our work on four strategies: Coasts, Climate, Working lands, and Bird Friendly Communities, because we know that when you focus on protecting the birds, you end up protecting the earth. 

Washington's Coastal Conservation Strategy
Coasts

Coasts

Audubon’s Coasts Initiative takes a full life-cycle approach to the conservation of coastal birds.

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Climate Change
Climate

Climate Change

Our climate work is informed by science and powered by people

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Working Lands
Working Lands

Working Lands

Monitoring and preserving Washington's shrub-steppe ecosystem.

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Building Bird Friendly Communities
Bird-Friendly Communities

Building Bird Friendly Communities

Connecting people with nature to create safe places where birds and people prosper.

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Seward Park Audubon Center
Chapters & Centers

Seward Park Audubon Center

Engaging children and families with nature in their community

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Recent News

The Science Behind Saving Birds
Coastal Estuaries

The Science Behind Saving Birds

Director of Bird Conservation Dr. Trina Bayard returns to the field, investigating how coordinated bird monitoring can fill a vital data gap

A ‘Win-Win’ for Washington Agriculture and Wildlife
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A ‘Win-Win’ for Washington Agriculture and Wildlife

Farmers increasingly opt in to voluntary conservation programs in Washington

How the Boreal Forest Can Help Protect Birds (and the Planet) from Climate Change
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How the Boreal Forest Can Help Protect Birds (and the Planet) from Climate Change

As the areas like the Pacific Flyway heat up, we turn towards nature-based climate solutions for answers.

Why Heat Waves Amplified by Climate Change Are a Big Problem for Baby Birds
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Why Heat Waves Amplified by Climate Change Are a Big Problem for Baby Birds

The extreme heat wave earlier this summer was a disaster for nestlings in the Pacific Northwest. With climate change, these intense hot spells will become more frequent, ultimately threatening bird populations.

The Audubon Mural Project Lands in the Pacific Northwest
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The Audubon Mural Project Lands in the Pacific Northwest

On Washington's Vashon Island, the community has embraced a public art initiative to inspire conservation of local climate-threatened species.

New Legislation Strengthens Federal Fisheries Law
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New Legislation Strengthens Federal Fisheries Law

A bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act boosts protections for seabirds

Stopping fossil fuel transportation in Washington
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Stopping fossil fuel transportation in Washington

Audubon chapters fought against fossil fuel expansion in Washington for 10 years before the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the threat this month

Remembering Trice Booth
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Remembering Trice Booth

With the passing of Trice Booth in June, we lost a dear friend, scientist, philanthropist and leader of Audubon Washington's Board and the Seward Park Audubon Center  

The historic Northwest heat wave that killed shellfish could spell trouble for marine birds
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The historic Northwest heat wave that killed shellfish could spell trouble for marine birds

Extreme heat related to climate change threatens food supply for marine birds in Salish Sea

Mortality Event at West Seattle Caspian Tern Colony
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Mortality Event at West Seattle Caspian Tern Colony

Extreme heat is a known, climate-related threat that can be especially harmful during vulnerable nesting periods for birds

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