Audubon Washington

Protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow

Burrowing Owl. Photo: Tom Bognar

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.

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Climate Change
Climate

Climate Change

Our climate work is informed by science and powered by people

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Sagelands Program
Working Lands

Sagelands Program

Monitoring and preserving Washington's shrub-steppe 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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Recent News

A Legacy of Kestrels
Press Center

A Legacy of Kestrels

North Central Washington Audubon Society remembers Richard Hendrick, a champion for Kestrels, and continues his project to resounding success.

Larry Schwitters Wins National Audubon William Dutcher Award
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Larry Schwitters Wins National Audubon William Dutcher Award

The National Audubon Society award went to Larry Schwitters, a volunteer with Pilchuck Audubon and project coordinator for Vaux's Happenings

Advocacy Days Elevate the Needs of Birds and People
Press Center

Advocacy Days Elevate the Needs of Birds and People

Advocacy Days saw over 50 passionate constituents from across Washington State demonstrate their shared commitment to environmental advocacy.

Audubon Washington 2023 Impact Report
Coastal Estuaries

Audubon Washington 2023 Impact Report

Meeting the moment for birds and the planet

Tufted Puffins are Getting a Boost in the Pacific Northwest
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Tufted Puffins are Getting a Boost in the Pacific Northwest

Audubon and partners are launching new efforts to save this declining seabird.

Finding Balance in a Changing Climate
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Finding Balance in a Changing Climate

Audubon Washington and eleven chapter affiliates advocate for protecting birds as Washington state seeks to better understand the environmental impacts of a 100% clean energy transition.

Chapter Spotlight: North Central Audubon Society Works to Maximize Bird Habitat Potential at Rock Island Ponds
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Chapter Spotlight: North Central Audubon Society Works to Maximize Bird Habitat Potential at Rock Island Ponds

Audubon-affiliated chapters don't shy away from conservation projects that take years or decades. North Central Washington Audubon's latest conservation goal is to see areas at Rock Island Ponds enhanced over the next decade or so to maximize their potential as nature reserves

Join Audubon Washington's Advocacy Days
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Join Audubon Washington's Advocacy Days

Join for a 20-minute meeting with your legislator over Zoom. December 4-8

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.

Puget Sound Series: Kennedy Creek Estuary
Coastal Estuaries

Puget Sound Series: Kennedy Creek Estuary

Are large, woody debris (LWD) the best way to enhance the critical habitat at Kennedy Creek?

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