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

Policy Priorities for 2021
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Policy Priorities for 2021

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

Value of the Shrub-Steppe
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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
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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.

Let Your Advocacy Take Flight
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Let Your Advocacy Take Flight

Join us for a virtual advocacy day on December 9th, 2020!

House Introduces Sweeping Legislation to Tackle Climate Change on Our Coasts
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House Introduces Sweeping Legislation to Tackle Climate Change on Our Coasts

The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act calls for urgent action on the issues facing our ocean and coasts.

Birding by Ear
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Birding by Ear

Practicing birding by ear can provide an early warning of hearing loss- By Judith White and Connie Unsicker, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society

Little Tyrants
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Little Tyrants

Washington guest-blogger series: by Thomas Bancroft, former chief scientist for the National Audubon Society

A Big Year... During Work and School
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A Big Year... During Work and School

Student and Audubon activist Carly Zeis will live in a fifth wheel trailer for her Big Year while at the same time working and studying remotely

The Long Road of Conservation
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The Long Road of Conservation

Lindell Haggin reflects on the changes she's seen in the conservation movement during her 50 years volunteering with Spokane Audubon Society

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across Washington
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Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across Washington

With approval from Congress, the Great American Outdoors Act goes to the President to sign

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