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Adult Classes


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Where is the Big Green Button? Good question! We are doing things a bit differently now. You will see smaller green buttons below each class listing. Just click on each botton to register for that class! Registrations will be completed separately for each class offering. Apologies for this new (slight) inconvenience. 



More online sessions will be listed as they are scheduled.

Birding & the Quarantine: Maximizing your fun and relaxation with Thomas Bancroft, Ph.D.  
Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 &14, 7:00-8:30pm  
$90 sliding scale fee; pay what you can
Is this quarantine starting to get to you? Are you watching birds out your windows and dreaming about what a birding trip might be like? Where might you go on your own during these Coronavirus times, and what might you find and identify? Well, this course will help, both now and as we head back to a healthier world. We will cover about 100 common species found in Washington, their identification, their songs, and where they live. 

This course will help you learn to identify by sight and song, birds in your Western Washington neighborhood, and learn a little about their ecology and breeding. We will provide information on where to go and what to look for in western Washington. We will also look at several places that support breeding & wintering birds along the I-90 corridor and in the Okanogan area. The likely species and possible stops will be discussed. 

This class is complete. To pay for access to a recording of the sessions, please call The Nature Shop at 206-523-4483.


Moths of the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00-8:30pm

$15 sliding scale fee; pay what you can

Everyone loves butterflies! But how much do you know about their cousins - the moths? They’re just those brown, ugly things that fly at night and eat your clothes, right? Join David Droppers to sample the night life! He will dispel all those moth myths, and show you why they are a fascinating, rewarding, and beautiful group of insects to study.  Learn how moths interact with their world, how they are similar and different from butterflies, how they live their night (and day) lives, as well as how and why biologists study moths.  And why should birders care about moths?!  Remember that a landscape full of moths is also full of caterpillars – that essential baby bird food!  Attract moths to your garden, and you’re sure to attract more birds!

This class is complete. To pay for access to a recording of the sessions, please call The Nature Shop at 206-523-4483.


How to Identify Seabirds of Puget Sound with Joe Sweeney
Thursday, October 22 from 7:00-9:00pm
$15 sliding scale fee; pay what you can*
Identifying the birds that inhabit Puget Sound can be challenging. To the untrained eye, those small, fast-moving birds that fly low over the water tend to all look the same. In this class, you will discover how to separate a Rhinoceros Auklet from a Pigeon Guillemot, a Double-crested Cormorant from a Brandt’s Cormorant, a Horned Grebe from a Red-necked Grebe, and a Common Loon from a Pacific Loon. We will also discuss diving ducks (including mergansers, scoters and goldeneye) and gulls. We will examine photos of the species mentioned above (and more), and discuss the flight characteristics, field marks and behavioral differences that can help us unravel the identification mysteries of the birds of the Sound. No prior experience with seabirds is necessary. All that is required is a desire to learn and a sense of adventure. A sense of humor wouldn’t hurt, either. Appropriate for BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE birders.

This class is complete. To pay for access to a recording of the sessions, please call The Nature Shop at 206-523-4483.


Intermediate ID'ing the Little Guys with Connie Sidles
Thursdays, October 29, November 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00-8:30pm
$60 sliding scale fee; pay what you can*
If you've been confused, amused, and otherwise disabused of the notion that you'll ever be able to identify the Little Brown Jobs (also known as Little Brown Birds) that populate so many of our Northwest habitats, have no worries. Master Birder and nature author Connie Sidles will take you through the 30+ most look-alike LBJs of Washington State in four classes that will tune you up for our fall migrants and winter residents. The sparrows, finches, longspurs, and buntings that have been busy raising young here and elsewhere will be showing up in numbers beginning in September. With the help of this class, you'll be ready and waiting to ID this challenging but rewarding group of birds.

Note: this class is only offered as a 4-session package. All sessions will be recorded & shared with registrants. Class recordings will be emailed to registrants after each session; access to the recordings will expire Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Registration to attend each class session is FULL. Click below to register to receive recordings of each class.

* Please contact The Nature Shop at 206-523-4483 Monday - Saturday from 11am - 4pm to obatin a fee waiver or pay on a sliding scale BEFORE registering for the class. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Murphy at

Updated March 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Public Health — Seattle & King County has released new proactive public health recommendations meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Seattle Audubon is responding to these latest recommendations with additional changes to our activities. We undertake these changes to reduce risks for the members of our community at higher risk of severe illness. We will continue to evaluate as new information becomes available.  (Resources are listed at the end of this document.)

Contact information for the relevant staff is listed for each activity, if you have further questions or concerns. Seattle Audubon is also following recommendations for employers and limiting staff who will work from the office. Through this challenging time in our community, we encourage everyone to act with kindness and compassion, and to support those in the community who most need our collective actions to help reduce the spread of this disease.

New Registration System Coming Soon!


  • Stay home when you are sick. Do not go out in public when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue and wash your hands immediately afterward.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water. If no soap is available, use a hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Avoid touching your face with unclean hands.

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 registration 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.

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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