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

Puget Sound Series: A Winning Formula for Coastal Resilience
Press Center

Puget Sound Series: A Winning Formula for Coastal Resilience

We can improve coastal resilience through addressing sea level rise in shoreline management

Strong Collaborations Yield Results for Puget Sound Birds
AuduBlog

Strong Collaborations Yield Results for Puget Sound Birds

Our work on behalf of birds and the places they need made great strides in 2022

A Pivotal Year for Washington’s Sagelands
AuduBlog

A Pivotal Year for Washington’s Sagelands

Important work is underway in the arid sagebrush lands of Washington’s Columbia Plateau

Policy Priorities in 2023
Press Center

2023 Legislative Priorities

Bird conservation in a changing climate requires bold investments in the health of our land and waters and smart planning for climate change.

Speak Up for the Birds this Legislative Session
Press Center

Speak Up for the Birds this Legislative Session

The 2023 legislative session is underway. We have numerous opportunities to protect birds through policy change and funding in the state budget.

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

How you can help, right now