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 50,000 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 that 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.

Read more

Climate Change
Climate

Climate Change

Our climate work is informed by science and powered by people

Read more

Sagelands Program
Working Lands

Sagelands Program

Monitoring and preserving Washington's shrub-steppe ecosystem.

Read more

Building Bird Friendly Communities
Bird-Friendly Communities

Building Bird Friendly Communities

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

Read more

Seward Park Audubon Center
Chapters & Centers

Seward Park Audubon Center

Engaging children and families with nature in their community

Read more

Recent News

Speak Up for the Birds this Legislative Session
Press Center

Speak Up for the Birds this Legislative Session

Join an Audubon advocacy group to meet with your state legislator on December 5 and 6.  Audubon will provide training to ensure you’re prepared to speak for the birds!

Puget Sound Series: Protecting and Restoring the Kennedy Creek Estuary
AuduBlog

Puget Sound Series: Protecting and Restoring the Kennedy Creek Estuary

An influx of dollars from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a rare opportunity for conservation

Puget Sound Series: Unpermitted Shoreline Armoring
Press Center

Puget Sound Series: Unpermitted Shoreline Armoring

New study shows that 74% of the armoring installed in San Juan County over a 10-year period had no permits from either the state or the county, and only 9% of the new armor in the county was legally permitted prior to installation

A Win for the Audubon Network: The Landmark Sagebrush Songbird Survey
Press Center

A Win for the Audubon Network: The Landmark Sagebrush Songbird Survey

The final report was just released for the Sagebrush Songbird Survey, an unprecedented community science partnership to create sagebrush songbird distribution models in Washington's imperiled shrub steppe ecosystem

Puget Sound Series: Sea-level Rise in Skagit County
AuduBlog

Puget Sound Series: Sea-level Rise in Skagit County

We successfully advocated for the addition of provisions to consider sea level rise in the latest draft of the Skagit County Shoreline Master Plan!

Puget Sound Series: Shoreline Armoring
Press Center

Puget Sound Series: Shoreline Armoring

Shoreline armoring harms natural beaches that provide spawning habitat for forage fish, a key to Puget Sound's ecosystem

Puget Sound Series: Sea Level Rise
Coastal Estuaries

Puget Sound Series: Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise in Puget Sound threatens homes, infrastructure, and natural shoreline habitats.

Remembering Board Emeritus Harriet Bullitt
About Us

Remembering Board Emeritus Harriet Bullitt

We lost an irreplacable part of the Audubon family and honor the life of Harriet Bullitt

2022 Legislative Session Recap for Climate, Puget Sound, Sagelands, and Bird-friendly Communities
Press Center

2022 Legislative Session Recap for Climate, Puget Sound, Sagelands, and Bird-friendly Communities

The 60-day legislative session wrapped up on March 10 with some fantastic victories for birds, as well as important policies that didn’t make the cut.

Investing in Salmon Recovery Is Good for Birds
Press Center

Investing in Salmon Recovery Is Good for Birds

Alongside our partners at the Seattle Aquarium and Sound Action, we’ve proposed legislation that helps protect Puget Sound shoreline habitat for birds, salmon, and people

How you can help, right now