Green Heron / Kathryn E. Keith / Audubon Photography Awards
Seattle Audubon puts our mission into action through both urban and regional initiatives, designed to inspire appreciation, understanding, and protection of birds within and beyond our local community.
Seattle Audubon’s urban conservation programs span the areas of education, science, and conservation, focused on the greater Seattle area.
The reach of many Seattle Audubon programs, especially those for science and conservation, extends beyond the boundaries of the greater Seattle area. Read more about our regional initiatives.
Equity & Justice
Seattle Audubon is committed to understanding and eradicating structural racial inequity at every level of our work, and creating spaces and programs that are accessible and welcoming to all.
The Seattle Audubon Board of Directors approved a new 2020-2023 strategic plan on June 11, 2020, released to the general public in July 2020. This plan, Cities at the Center, focuses the organization on five goals within three core themes: urban conservation, equity, and resilience.
From Young Birder, to Collision Monitor, to Lifelong Advocate | EarthCare Northwest
Mar 21, 2023
Yoon Lee isn’t sure where to credit his fascination with birds – Wild Kratts television show, an Anna’s Hummingbird on his school campus, or a global pandemic. Either way, it is here to stay, and he is busy creating a better future for birds in our community through his activism.
Letter from Executive Director on NAS Announcement
Mar 15, 2023
This morning, the National Audubon Society (NAS) announced that they would retain the Audubon namesake. They do not dispute that the success of John James Audubon’s Birds of North America hinged on scientific fraud, plagiarism, and the forced labor of enslaved people.
I believe those facts should preclude further elevation of such a figure at the forefront of our conservation movement.
Statement on National Audubon Society Namesake
Mar 15, 2023
We are shocked, confused, and deeply disappointed by today’s announcement from the National Audubon Society (NAS) that their organizational namesake will continue to elevate an enslaver who committed scientific fraud and plagiarism, and desecrated Indigenous burial sites in service to racist pseudoscience.