Welcome to Audubon Washington

Protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow

Annas Hummingbird Photo: Matthew Olson

The Joy of Birds

Above us, around us, and throughout the Northern Hemisphere, billions of birds are migrating. It’s a phenomenon that goes largely unnoticed to the average person, but to the bird enthusiast, it’s a season of wonder and excitement. Migration doesn’t always look like a river of birds soaring hundreds of feet high. More often, that epic journey of migration looks like the sudden appearance of the year’s first Western Tanager, newly arrived from Nicaragua, or a Cedar Waxwing, fresh off the wind from Columbia. The first sighting of those birds in our yards and parks signals to us that a vast natural wonder is passing through. Now that we are all staying  inside to protect each other, more people are taking notice of birds. In these uncertain times we turn to birds for a sense of peace and for a renewed connection with nature. With more people discovering the joy of birds right outside their windows, we Auduboners are reminded why we do the hard work of conservation. We protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, and this is why.

Climate Change
Climate

Climate Change

Our climate work is informed by science and powered by people

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Working Lands
Working Lands

Working Lands

Monitoring and preserving Washington's sagebrush shrubsteppe ecosystem.

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Protecting and Restoring Coastlines
Coasts

Coasts

Audubon’s Coasts Initiative takes a full life-cycle approach to the conservation of coastal birds.

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Advocacy
Advocacy

Advocacy

How we fight for birds.

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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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Our State's Birds

Recent News

Green Corps Organizers Build Power in Washington
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Green Corps Organizers Build Power in Washington

Thank you to Shasta and Josh, our two Green Corps organizers!

A Few of Our Favorite Things
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A Few of Our Favorite Things

Looking back on a few of our accomplishments this year

Ending on a high note
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Ending on a high note

Christi Norman reflects on her 22 years at Audubon

Natural Solutions to Climate Change
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change

We're starting a new campaign to fight climate change the natural way

Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future
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Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future

Transportation is the #1 emitter of greenhouse gases, and we can make it clean

Representing birds at Washington’s congressional delegation
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Representing birds at Washington’s congressional delegation

Audubon Washington’s conservation and government affairs team brought Audubon's new climate report to Washington D.C.

More than Half of Washington State Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
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More than Half of Washington State Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Today, the National Audubon Society released a groundbreaking climate report, Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink.

Thank you for your leadership, Gail Gatton!
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Thank you for your leadership, Gail Gatton!

It is with deep gratitude that Audubon Washington honors Gail Gatton, our Vice President and Executive Director, who retired on September 1st, 2019.

Recommendations for a Puget Sound Estuary Avian Monitoring Strategy
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Recommendations for a Puget Sound Estuary Avian Monitoring Strategy

To answer the Puget Sound's biggest bird questions, we need a unified monitoring strategy.

This Month's Birdy Book: "Flight Maps" by Jennifer Price
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This Month's Birdy Book: "Flight Maps" by Jennifer Price

A book review by Gene Bullock, Kitsap Audubon Society

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