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.
Birding 201 - Intermediate Birding
with Barry Levine, Master Birder
Lectures: Wednesdays, May 13 & 20, 7-9 pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, Blue Building, Room 6 (3532 Phinney Ave. N.)
Field Trips: Saturday, May 16 SOLD OUT or May 23
Cost: $50 member; $65 non-member
Limit: 22 (11 per field trip)
Interested in taking one of the world’s favorite hobbies to the next level? We will take a holistic approach to learning about birds by incorporating information about plumage, behavior, vocalizations, beaks, feet, and habitat to create an interactive and innovative classroom experience. Barry will lead a local field trip that will provide time in a variety of habitats to ask questions and sharpen your skills. Field trip sign-up, carpool information, and meeting location will be covered in class. REGISTER NOW
More to be added . . .
Birding By Ear for Beginning Birders - FULL
With Hans de Grys, Chemistry Teacher at Lakeside School, Master Birder, Recipient - MIT’s Inspirational Teacher Award
Lecture: Thursday, June 11, 7pm-9pm
Location: Lakeside School, Room Allen-Gates 101
Field Trip: Saturday, June 13, 7-10am [local park, TBA]
Have you ever wondered what backyard bird is calling to you, “See me, pretty-pretty me?” Or which one imitates a car alarm (“meepmeepmeep”), or a person sneezing (“fitz-bew!”)? Which owl is asking “Who cooks for you?” Most birds are at their most vocal during early summer, and this is a great time to start learning the common songs and calls of our Seattle area birds. Is that just another American Robin singing from your maple tree, or is it really a Black-headed Grosbeak or a Western Tanager? Train your ear and find out! The evening session features lecture and activities for learning songs, and the morning session will give you a chance to practice your new skills in the field. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.
Little Brown Birds (LBJ's)
with Barry Levine & Jack Stephens, Master Birders
Lectures: Thursdays June 4th and June 11th
Location: , 7:00-9:00 pmPhinney Neighborhood Center, Blue Building, Room 6
Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members
Ever have trouble identifying those little brown jobs that we seem to have a plethora of in Western Washington? What are the keys to help you to identify these birds? Join us for a class that will give you visual and audio clues, as well as connect you to the habits and habitats of these resident and migrant species. We will focus on birds that can commonly be seen in the Puget Sound area. REGISTER HERE
*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.
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.
Environmental Learning Center at Carkeek Park
The Environmental Learning Center at Carkeek Park is located on NW Carkeek Park Rd.Take Exit 173 to Northgate Way and turn west.Cross Meridian;Northgate Way becomes NW 105th Street. Cross Aurora Ave. N (Highway 99);Turn right on Greenwood Ave N.Turn left on NW 110th St (look for the crosswalk lights above the street). After 6 blocks, NW 110th Street becomes NW Carkeek Park Rd. NW Carkeek Park Rd. winds down into the valley for 1/2 mile to the park entrance.Watch for the Park Department rainbow sign on your left.To find the Environmental Learning Center, take an immediate right just inside the park.