Audubon Washington

Protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow

Dunlin. Photo: Matthew Reitinger

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 47,000 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 which 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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Working Lands
Working Lands

Working Lands

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

The historic Northwest heat wave that killed shellfish could spell trouble for marine birds
AuduBlog

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

Mortality Event at West Seattle Caspian Tern Colony
AuduBlog

Mortality Event at West Seattle Caspian Tern Colony

Extreme heat is a known, climate-related threat that can be especially harmful during vulnerable nesting periods for birds

Delivering Science for Conservation
Press Center

Delivering Science for Conservation

Translational Ecology in Action

Growing Climate Solutions in Washington
AuduBlog

Growing Climate Solutions in Washington

Some of the country’s most important bird habitat areas – including coastal wetlands, grasslands, forests and urban green spaces – are also major carbon sinks

Fire Restoration on Saddle Mountain
AuduBlog

Fire Restoration on Saddle Mountain

Audubon shows its strength by bringing to bear original science and a cohesive network to quickly restore vital shrub-steppe habitat

2021 Legislative Session by the Numbers
AuduBlog

2021 Legislative Session by the Numbers

What it Takes to Pass Environmental Policy

Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery
Coastal Estuaries

Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery

Funding conservation and updating key shoreline policies

Volunteering with Audubon
Ways To Help

Volunteering with Audubon

By Tammi Fierro, Policy and Outreach Volunteer, Audubon Washington

Major Victories for Conservation and Climate
AuduBlog

Major Victories for Conservation and Climate

2021 Legislative session wrap-up

Restoration and Recovery in the Columbia Plateau
AuduBlog

Restoration and Recovery in the Columbia Plateau

Legislature passes two key budget provisos to protect shrub-steppe

How you can help, right now