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Learn about Birds

Seattle Audubon offers many exciting Field Trips to Northwest hotspots each month, all led by volunteer expert birders. Beginners are welcome!

Seattle Audubon members and guests are invited to go on a Neighborhood Bird Walk to introduce them to one of many fine birding locations in the greater Seattle area.  No sign-up is required.  Families are welcome.

Going birding? Be prepared.  If you're meeting a group, go a few minutes early. Wear seasonally appropriate--and quiet--clothing and footwear. Always take enough food and water for the length of the trip. Plan to carpool and be prepared to share the cost of gasoline and ferry fares, if necessary. Be considerate of others, and stay with the group; forging ahead may scare away the birds and make it impossible for others to see. Lock your car. Hide your valuables. Respect private property. Use common sense.

The Etiquette and Ethics of Birding - We support the American Birding Association's Code of Birding Ethics.

BirdWeb - Check out BirdWeb  for more information about birds and birding in Washington.

Contact the Rare Bird Alert hotlines to report new sightings or learn the latest on Northwest rarities.

See our Science pages for more information on birds.


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