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
Modeling Avian Habitat Suitability in Puget Sound
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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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A Regional Framework for Monitoring Birds for Conservation
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A Regional Framework for Monitoring Birds for Conservation

The Salish Sea Estuaries Avian Monitoring Framework creates a shared methodology for use in avian monitoring, improving ability to support multi-species habitat management and restoration of vital estuary habitat.

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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

Puget Sound Series: Kennedy Creek
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Puget Sound Series: Kennedy Creek

Addressing erosion concerns for one of the largest concentrations of wintering shorebirds and waterfowl in south Puget Sound

Audubon Washington’s Bird Budget
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Audubon Washington’s Bird Budget

Critical state spending protects Washington's birds

The Original Winter Surfer
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The Original Winter Surfer

From the Pacific Coast to the Boreal Forest

Puget Sound Series: Protecting and Restoring the Kennedy Creek Estuary for Birds and Habitat
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Puget Sound Series: Protecting and Restoring the Kennedy Creek Estuary for Birds and Habitat

New report shows the ecological resilience of Kennedy Creek estuary as Audubon Washington, Black Hills Audubon, and our partners work to protect and improve the important bird habitat

PUGET SOS Act: Driving Investments to Protect and Restore Puget Sound Birds
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PUGET SOS Act: Driving Investments to Protect and Restore Puget Sound Birds

Landmark legislation passes to advance Puget Sound Recovery

Kennedy Creek Birding Open House 2.0
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Kennedy Creek Birding Open House 2.0

Visit our second birding open house in South Puget Sound on March 25, 2023 at Kennedy Creek estuary

Puget Sound Series: A Winning Formula for Coastal Resilience
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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
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Strong Collaborations Yield Results for Puget Sound Birds

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

Policy Priorities in 2023
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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
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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.

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