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 sagebrush shrubsteppe 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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Our State's Birds

Recent News

Our Blueprint for a Healthy, More Resilient Puget Sound
Coastal Estuaries

Our Blueprint for a Healthy, More Resilient Puget Sound

Audubon’s new conservation strategy identifies the most important places for birds and people in Puget Sound.

Outgoing Administration Moves to Decimate Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat
AuduBlog

Outgoing Administration Moves to Decimate Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat

“The outgoing administration has made a massive roll back of protection for lands that are cherished by millions and that harbor species that live nowhere else.”

2021 Sagebrush Steppe Initiative
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2021 Sagebrush Steppe Initiative

Identifying and protecting Washington's sagebrush lands

New Legislation Aims to Protect Tiny Fish Vital to Seabirds
Press Center

New Legislation Aims to Protect Tiny Fish Vital to Seabirds

Audubon supports the Forage Fish Conservation Act.

2021 Puget Sound conservation strategy
AuduBlog

2021 Puget Sound conservation strategy

Creating a resilient future for coastal birds and communities

Virtual Advocacy Day Takes Flight
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Virtual Advocacy Day Takes Flight

Over 80 Auduboners met with 25 legislators to share our 2021 policy priorities to protect birds and people

Policy Priorities for 2021
AuduBlog

Policy Priorities for 2021

We identified our top policy priorities for birds and people for this 2021 legislative session

Value of the Shrub-Steppe
AuduBlog

Value of the Shrub-Steppe

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Kim Thorburn reflects on the intrinsic value of Washington's sagelands

Grouse: A Podcast About the Bird That's Dividing the West
AuduBlog

Grouse: A Podcast About the Bird That's Dividing the West

BirdNote's new podcast uses Sage-Grouse to tell a story about hope, compromise, and life in rural America.

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