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 sagebrush shrubsteppe 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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Our State's Birds

Recent News

Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery
Coastal Estuaries

Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery

Funding conservation and updating key shoreline policies

Volunteering with Audubon
Ways To Help

Volunteering with Audubon

By Tammi Fierro, Policy and Outreach Volunteer, Audubon Washington

Major Victories for Conservation and Climate
AuduBlog

Major Victories for Conservation and Climate

2021 Legislative session wrap-up

Restoration and Recovery in the Columbia Plateau
AuduBlog

Restoration and Recovery in the Columbia Plateau

Legislature passes two key budget provisos to protect shrub-steppe

Reigning in Carbon Emissions and Advancing Justice
AuduBlog

Reigning in Carbon Emissions and Advancing Justice

Climate and environmental justice in the 2021 Washington State Legislature

Audubon Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seabirds’ Favorite Food
AuduBlog

Audubon Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seabirds’ Favorite Food

The Forage Fish Conservation Act will update the way that forage fish are managed federally.

Third Time's A Charm: State Senate Makes History Advancing Critical Climate Policy
Press Center

Third Time's A Charm: State Senate Makes History Advancing Critical Climate Policy

Clean Fuel Standard one step closer to Governor Inslee’s desk

Birds: A Vital Sign of Puget Sound
Coastal Estuaries

Birds: A Vital Sign of Puget Sound

We talked to Scott Pearson, PhD, senior researcher at the Washington Department of Wildlife science division, about the new data on marine birds in Puget Sound and what that means for the ecosystem

New Models Identify Priority Bird Habitat for Protection and Restoration in Puget Sound
Coastal Estuaries

New Models Identify Priority Bird Habitat for Protection and Restoration in Puget Sound

A project of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) Marine Birds Work Group. Collaborators include the Stillaguamish Tribe, Ecostudies Institute, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Modeling Avian Habitat Suitability in Puget Sound
AuduBlog

Modeling Avian Habitat Suitability in Puget Sound

A project of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) Marine Birds Work Group

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