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.
Gull Boot Camp
with Michael Donahue, Gull Expert, Pelagic Guide
Lectures: Wednesdays, January 7, 14, and 21, 7-9 p.m.
Location: 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S
Field Trip: Saturday or Sunday, January 17
or 18. Instructor will lead field trip both days; participants will sign up for one field trip at the first lecture.
Cost, Lecture and Field Trip: $90 members, $105 non-members
Cost, Lecture Only: $70 members, $85 nonmembers
Limit: 26 for lecture and field trip, 14 for lecture only
Does identifying gulls leave you feeling like you’ve seen fifty shades of gray? Gulls are one of the most challenging groups of birds to identify, and many birders don’t give them a second glance. Now is your opportunity to get ahead of the curve! Three classroom sessions will cover identification, in all plumages, of the gulls
that regularly occur in the Puget Sound region in winter. There will be a half-day (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.) field trip to visit several local gull hotspots in South Seattle. This class is open to all birders, but it will help if you are already familiar with identification of adult gulls. REGISTER NOW
Owls of Washington
with Jamie Acker, owler, educator, and researcher
Lecture: Saturday, January 31, 1-4 p.m.
Location: 2100 Building, Board Room, 2100 24th Ave S
Field Trips: Sunday, February 1 and Sunday, February 8th (choose one)
(Alternate date in the event of inclement weather: Saturday, February 7)
Field Trip Directions: Take the 2:10 a.m. Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry Sunday morning (2 hours after midnight Saturday), and meet the instructor on Bainbridge Island.
Cost, Lecture and Field Trip: $60 members, $75 non-members
Cost, Lecture Only: $40 members, $55 non-members
Limit: 24 for lecture and field trip (12 per field trip), 6 for lecture only
Participants in this class will learn many intriguing facts about the 14 species of Northwestern owls and will also be introduced to the art of owling via a multimedia presentation and lecture. At time of registration participants may choose one of two field trips to Bainbridge Island, where Barred Owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls should be found and other species are possible. Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation; options for carpooling can be organized at time of lecture. If the group desires, a Saw-whet Owl banding station can be observed. REGISTER NOW
with Jack Stephens and Barry Levine, Master Birders
Lectures: Wednesdays, February 25 and March 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N
Field Trip: Sunday, March 1 or 8 (sign up for one date at first lecture)
Cost: $55 members, $70 non-members
Limit: 22 (11 per field trip)
Join Jack and Barry for a fun-filled and innovative approach to birds and birding. The class will incorporate sight, sounds, and habitat to create a holistic approach to learning. The instructors’ goal is to pique your interest and motivate you to explore one of the world's most loved hobbies. A local field trip will provide time in the field to ask questions and sharpen your skills. 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.
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.