Seattle Audubon’s Youth Membership is called The Rookery! The Rookery offers fun, meaningful opportunities for youth and their families who are interested in learning about and protecting birds and their habitats.
Rookery members receive:
- An official Rookery membership card
- Quarterly Rookery Activity Books full of games, outdoor activity ideas, coloring pages, and more!
- Special invitations to youth and family-friendly activities like family bird walks, movie nights, and service learning opportunities
Youth Bird-a-thon: May is Bird-a-thon month at Seattle Audubon and many of our community members are getting together with their friends to go out for a "Big Day in May" to count as many bird species as possible within a 24-hour period. But we understand that going out for a whole day of birding is tough for families with children or folks with busy schedules.
Joining the Youth/Rookery Bird-a-thon team is a stress-free and easy way to join in the Bird-a-thon fun without the hassle of planning for a whole big day. Youth can experience what it's like to raise funds for an organization they support, and go birding with some Master Birders as well! Last year's Bird-a-thon youth team counted 38 species at Discovery Park, and the goal this year is 50! Can we do it?
Big (half)Day in May: Saturday, May 18 from 9am-noon at Discovery Park. Register and start fundraising here! (Click "Become a Fundraiser" then click "Join a Team")
Fledglings and Friends Story Time (ages 2-5), always hosted at The Nature Shop from 10:30-11:15am on the third Wednesday of the each month!
- May 15: Baby Animals
- June 19: Robins
- July 17: Bird Beaks
- August 21: Seeds and Berries
Neighborhood Bird Walks: Schedules and location vary. All Neighborhood Bird Walks are free, and welcome all ages. For more information and the schedule, click here.
Magnuson Children's Garden Family Walks: Come experience Seattle Audubon's newest partnership program - Family Nature Walks at Magnuson Park. Each walk takes place on the last Saturday of the month and is led by a Master Birder and local naturalists specializing in beavers, bats, and more. Upcoming monthly walk themes include:
- April 27: Pond Exploration (10am-11:30am)
- May 25: Owl Walk (8:30pm-10pm)
- June 29: Pond Invertebrates, Dragonflies, and Summer Resident Birds (10am-11:30am)
- July 27: Bats and Beavers (8:30pm-10pm)
No registration necessary to attend walks. First come first serve. Most walks meet at the Boat Launch by Lake Washington in Magnuson Park. (Enter the park at the 65th st. entrance.)
Do you have a child who would be interested in joining the Rookery? All children of current Seattle Audubon members are automatically eligible for Rookery membership! Simply email our Member Services Associate and provide your child's name and birthdate. To renew your household membership, or to purchase a Rookery-only membership for just $10, click here.