Caspian Terns / Marlin Greene / Audubon Photography Awards
Our regional activities
Beyond our local, urban home, Seattle Audubon participates in a diverse array of regional initiatives and projects to support birds across the Pacific Flyway and beyond.
Christmas Bird Count
Established in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest running community science survey in North American. Seattle Audubon has been coordinating the Seattle CBC for over 90 years. On a single chosen day in December, approximately 250 volunteers survey the 15-mile diameter count circle, centered in downtown Seattle, to identify and count anything with feathers and a pulse.
Climate Watch is an innovative community-science program that enlists volunteer birders across North America to count certain target species twice each year. The data collected by volunteer scientists help track whether birds are moving in accordance with projections from Audubon’s climate models.
Martin Miller Fund
The Martin Miller Fund was started in 1987 for the purpose of acquiring habitat to be protected in perpetuity for plants, animals, birds, fish, and their ecosystems.
Puget Sound Seabird Survey
The Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) gathered valuable data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and waters surrounding the San Juan Islands. The data collection portion of this project has concluded, and resources will now be focused on data analysis.
Sep 30, 2022
With 14 years-worth of Puget Sound Seabird Survey data to dig into, we’re excited and curious to learn about the stories contained therein. The organization has decided to focus resources on data analysis, and has sunset the data collection and volunteer coordination portions of this project.
Sep 28, 2022
Humans have a great capacity for solving problems. But our inventiveness and persistence in addressing an issue sometimes unintentionally create new problems and can harm those that are actually part of the solution.
Sep 19, 2022
A week of events and opportunities to celebrate and protect birds.