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.
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10 Gateway birds of Seattle and how to find them
with Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser, Seattle Audubon Master Birder
Lecture: Monday, October 14, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, Brick Building Room 31
Field Trip: (optional) Sunday, October 20, 8:00am - noon, Discovery Park
Cost: $25 members, $40 non-members
Are you just beginning your life as a birder? Not sure where to go to see interesting birds? Or how to find them, once you get there? Using 10 (or so) charismatic birds found in Seattle as examples, we’ll explore resources you can use to plan your birding excursions. We’ll also talk through strategies for laying eyes on those feathered beauties and for then figuring out who you’re looking at. Taught by a Master Birder who is still discovering cool places to go birding. Appropriate for beginner birders
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
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.