Washington's Coastal Conservation Strategy

Creating a resilient future for coastal birds and communities

Photo: Mick Thompson

Audubon’s Puget Sound Program protects food and habitat for birds through policy, advocacy, applied research, and community engagement at priority places. As a trusted partner and proven leader, we are well positioned to articulate the broader needs of the bird conservation community, and lead our chapters and partners in ambitious goals for our collective impact. Audubon convenes individuals from across organizations and sectors to facilitate and enhance strategic conservation actions for bird populations and their habitats within Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea, and advocate for policies and programs that benefit ecosystem health and resilience. 
 
  • With support from the Puget Sound Partnership and the Stillaguamish Tribe, we are leading an effort to build a strong science foundation for avian conservation and management, transforming the region’s ability to deliver actionable data on birds to land managers and decision-makers.
  • We are bringing our powerful advocacy platform to bear in activating our 49,000 members statewide to speak out in support of policies and funding that support food, habitatand climate resilience for seabirds and shorebirds.
  • We are collaborating with 13 local Audubon chapters to amplify local, on-the-ground efforts to advance coastal resilience and restoration projects that benefit birds and people by focusing on frontline communities. This unified approach leverages the unique strengths of the Audubon network and will ensure that Puget Sound continues to serve as vital resting and breeding grounds for birds in the Pacific Flyway
Puget Sound Science
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Puget Sound Science

Building the science foundation for including birds in Puget Sound recovery

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On-the-Ground Conservation
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On-the-ground Conservation

We work with Audubon chapters and partners in on-the-ground habitat conservation

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Policy
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Puget Sound Policy

Advancing policies that promote a healthy and resilient Puget Sound for birds and people

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Washington's Coastal Priority Birds

Coastal Conservation News Feed

Investing in Salmon Recovery Is Good for Birds
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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

A Legislative Agenda for Birds and the Places They Need
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A Legislative Agenda for Birds and the Places They Need

Audubon Washington seeks to build on critical climate and conservation policies in the 2022 legislative session

This year was rough for baby seabirds. A pair of bills in Washington DC will help.
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This year was rough for baby seabirds. A pair of bills in Washington DC will help.

Fisheries bills in Washington DC are advancing and would reduce climate change impacts on seabirds

A Legislative Agenda for the Birds
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A Legislative Agenda for the Birds

Join an Audubon advocacy group to meet with your state legislator on December 7.  Audubon will schedule your group’s meeting and provide training to ensure you’re prepared to speak for the birds!

2021 State of the Sound Report
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2021 State of the Sound Report

The fate of Washington's coastal birds like Rhinoceros Auklet, Dunlin and Surf Scoter depends on the state of their habitat. Our associates at Puget Sound Partnership released their annual State of the Sound report documenting the ongoing recovery efforts of Puget Sound.

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

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

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

Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery
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Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery

Funding conservation and updating key shoreline policies

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