Leading a local community in appreciating, understanding, and protecting birds and their natural habitats.

Adult Classes

A variety of classes on birding and natural history are taught throughout the year by qualified instructors who are experts in their respective fields. Classes support the Seattle Audubon mission of appreciating, understanding, and protecting birds and their natural habitats.

  • New classes open for registraion quarterly (March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, Dec.1); if the 1st of the quarter falls on a Sunday or a holiday registration will open the following day.
  • To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions, including helpful tips for finding class venues, click here.  

Visit the Master Birder page to learn more about that two-semester program.

Seattle Audubon members use promo code SASMEMBER

during checkout to recieve the member discount

All fall classes are underway and registration is closed. Please check back on December 2, 2019 for the fresh line-up of winter classes.

with Dennis Paulson, Director Emeritus at The Slater Museum, teacher and author
Lecture: Tuesdays, November 5, 12 and 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, Brick Building Room 35
Cost: $90 members, $105 non-members
Limit: 24
Shorebirds (plovers, sandpipers and their relatives) are among the most noteworthy birds on the Pacific Northwest coast, and we see many of them away from the coast as well. As a group they are known for their sociality, strong and swift flight, long migrations, musical vocalizations, varied foraging behavior, and complex plumage change that can make them challenging to identify. They are also fascinating because of their equally varied breeding behavior and antipredator adaptations. Join Dennis Paulson for three illustrated lectures to get an overview of shorebird natural history and an introduction to the many and varied species of the Pacific Northwest. Appropriate for intermediate birders. This class is full. To join the wait list, click the REGISTER button (above) and add the WAIT LIST option to your cart.


Master Birder Information

Seattle Audubon offers a Master Birder Program, a two-semester course and education-for-service program focusing on the identification and natural history of Washington's birds. Offered every other year, participants benefit from an intensive study of Northwest birds and serve as valuable resources for Seattle Audubon and the community.

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