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.  To see a current list of class offerings and their descriptions, please view the Class Schedule.  

Seattle Audubon also 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.

If you are interested in having a speaker from Seattle Audubon come to your community or private event, please visit our Outreach Page.

Class FAQs and Information

How do I register for a class?

To register for classes by credit card, call Seattle Audubon, 206-523-4483, Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM, or mail your check to Seattle Audubon, 8050 35th NE, Seattle WA 98115. To qualify for member rates, you must be a member of Seattle Audubon. See our membership  page to learn more about the benefits of Seattle Audubon membership.

Be sure to sign up for classes as soon as you can, because classes can fill quickly. If sign-up on any class does not meet minimum requirements the class may be cancelled and refunds will be given. You may not sign up for only part of a class package unless a lecture only component is being offered.


Are there refunds if I have to cancel a class?

Full refunds will be given if you cancel at least two weeks prior to the class. No refund will be given if you cancel with less than two weeks' notice.


Where are the classes held?

Seattle Audubon classes are helpd at different locations around Seattle. Please be sure to check where your class will be held.  Here are the directions:

The Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98195.  The center is on your right when you enter the main driveway, and there is plenty of free parking available in the lot. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings. Douglas Classroom adjacent to the greenhouse.

  The 2100 Building
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, 98144. On-street parking is available in the surrounding area, and in a street-level garage accessed through the alley. There is also parking in the fenced area across the street from the building next to the pharmacy.

  Phinney Neighborhood Center
 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, 98103. The parking lot entrance is on N 67th St, and there is plenty of on-street parking.

  Lakeside School

14050 1st Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125. Classes are held in the Allen-Gates Hall. From 1st Ave NE, the Upper School campus will be on your left; enter via the second driveway. Turn into the main driveway from 1st Avenue NE, and then take an immediate right followed by an immediate left. Parking is located in front of Allen-Gates Hall.

  Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.  Classes are generally held in the Fellowship Hall on the lower level; enter from 80th Ave NE. There is large parking lot behind the church and the entrance is on 80th Ave NE.

Wallingford Community Senior Center/Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 140, Seattle, WA 98103.  In the lower level on the north side of the Good Shepherd Center; classes are held in the multi-purpose room.  There is a free parking lot (entrance is on Sunnyside Ave) and free on-street parking.


All class participants are expected to behave in accordance to the Seattle Audubon Code of Conduct.


Where can I get additional information?

If you need additional information, or have class topic suggestions or are willing to teach a class, please contact the Education Manager or call (206) 523-8243 ext. 107.

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