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


Class Schedule

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Call The Nature Shop 206-523-4483 between 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday to register. Or register online here. Also see Class FAQs for more information. 

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 For a PDF of current Seattle Audubon classes (and field trips), click here

Registration opens June 1

The Art of Birding: Enhancing The Birding Experience with sketching/drawing
with Isadora Wong, Master Birder, Mental Health Counselor, Wellness Coach
Lecture:          Friday July 21, 7:00-9:00pm
Location:        Phinney Neighborhood Center, Blue Building Room 6 (note: this is a venue change. The class will not be at Magnuson Park)
Cost:               $40 members, $50 non-members
Limit:              15
Add to your birding fun by learning to sketch/draw birds.  In this class, we will learn some basic skills for drawing birds, as well as how to bring out your creative side.  The primary goal is to enhance your experience with birds and nature.  All levels of birding skills invited.
Think you can’t draw? Come on in! NO ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  This is a beginning course. You will find that there is no wrong way to draw/sketch.
Materials to bring: A drawing/sketch pad of any size and a sketching pencil/pen. Colored pens/pencils are optional, but can be fun to add. REGISTER NOW


with David Droppers, stalwart of the Washington Butterfly Association with a background in teaching and field research
Lecture: Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19 from 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 35 in the Brick Building NOTE: Class will be in Room 2 in the Blue Building on 7/12 & 7/19
Field Trip: Saturdays July 15 & 22 (meeting spot TBD)
Cost: $120 members, $135 non-members for lecture and field trip; $65 members, $75 non-members for lecture only
Limit: 15 for lecture and field trip
            5 for lecture only
The morning bird chorus has silenced and the day is getting warm.  But you don’t want to go home yet – no way!  There’s an entirely different group of animals just waking up.  Come learn about the butterflies, the perfect accompaniment to your birding adventures.
Topics will include: taxonomy of butterflies including families, major groups, and a few of the most common species; anatomy of butterflies, enabling students to effectively use field guides; roles that butterflies play in the environment; how to find butterflies – their use of the environment, movements, ecology, etc.; caterpillars – because they come first!
Class will consist of 3 weekday evening presentations, with lab activities, and 2 field trips to apply what we’ve learned. REGISTER NOW


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

  The Center of Urban Horticulture
CUH is located at the 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98195.  Take the Montlake Boulevard exit and drive north on Montlake Boulevard. Stay to the right as you cross the bridge and pass Husky Stadium. At the five-way intersection of N.E. 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive, turn right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st St. The center is on your right. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings. Douglas Classroom adjacent to the greenhouse.

 The 2100 Building
The 2100 Building is located at 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, 98144. To get there from I-5: Take I-90 East toward Bellevue / Spokane exit. At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Rainier Ave S. Bear right onto Rainier Ave S. Bear left onto S Walker St, and then immediately turn left onto 24TH Ave S.

Phinney Neighborhood Center
The Phinney Neighborhood Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, 98103. To get there from I-5: Take the NE 50th St/NE 45th St exit. Follow the 50th Street off ramp, and turn west onto 50th Street and travel west about 1 1/2 miles to Phinney Avenue North (watch the street signs after 6 stoplights so you don't get in the wrong lane accidently). The arterial curves to the right and becomes Phinney Avenue North. Travel north on Phinney about 1 mile. When the road veers to the left, turn right instead onto North 67th Street (just before Starbucks). The upper parking lot, which serves the Blue Building, is the first driveway to your right.

 Lakeside School
The Lakeside School is located at 14050 1st Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125. Classes are held in the Allen-Gates Hall. From I-5 north or south, take exit 175 (NE 145th St). Turn west (left from northbound, right from southbound) onto 145th, and move to the left-hand lane. Go up the hill, and turn left at the first light (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.


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