Investing in coastal estuaries and outer shores
Photo: Mick Thompson
Audubon Washington works to ensure that our coastlines and marine waters support thriving bird populations in three ways: We do collaborative science, we protect the habitat, and we engage the power of our membership.
We coordinate a scientific work group, the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) Marine Birds Work Group that brings together academic, tribal, NGO, federal, and private entities for research, monitoring, and conservation of seabirds and shorebirds.
We lead a collaborative project to advance science capacity for protecting birds in Puget Sound estuaries and published Recommendations for a Puget Sound Estuary Avian Monitoring Strategy.
Together with our network of Audubon chapters, we successfully opposed five fossil fuel expansion projects in coastal estuaries across the state and helped to end the use of pesticides in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor shellfish beds.
Coastal Stewardship: Engaging the power of our members
National Audubon created the Coastal Bird Stewardship Toolkit to help local communities protect nesting, wintering and migrating coastal birds.
The Puget Sound Seabird Survey is a Seattle Audubon community science project that researches winter seabird populations.
The Pigeon Guillemot Research Group is led by Whidbey Island Audubon to monitor an indicator species for the health of Puget Sound, the Pigeon Guillemot.