Teens enjoying and protecting the natural world through science, service, exploration and experience.
Young Birders trip to Washington Pass, 2019
Young Birders is open to all teens interested in birds and nature! Download a registration form and/or email us for more information.
About Young Birders
Young Birders brings together teens between the ages of 13-18, who have an interest in birding and conservation, for a fun series of field trips, meetings, outreach activities, and scientific monitoring efforts. Experienced volunteers and naturalists help members learn about Washington's birds and their place in the environment. Young Birders is a great way for teenagers to explore Northwest ecology, gain naturalist skills, and make a positive contribution to the natural world.
Puget Sound Seabird Survey - October, 2014
Make new friends who share your interests - all of whom are 13-18 years old
Enjoy amazing places in the natural world
Gain skills and experience that could help launch an environmental career
Earn service-learning credits through community science and education projects
Get ideas and support for bird- or conservation-oriented senior projects
Build leadership experience
And most of all, have some YOLO (You Obviously Love Owls) experiences.
Young Birders accepts new members throughout the year!
For more information, contact Liz Muntean (206-523-8243 ext. 109) or Anna Murphy (206-523-8243 ext. 117), or email us at
Check out our upcoming events below!
Our next meeting will be on March 17th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Teens, parents, and volunteers are welcome to attend. Please send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org ! See upcoming events below.
Meetings are held at the Seattle Audubon office: 8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Seattle Audubon Office
February 29th: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge
March 17th: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 5th meeting, speaker Caroline Cappello (Penguins!)
March 21st: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Habitat Restoration Work Party at Twin Ponds
March 29th: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Birding with Michelle Levano at Magnuson Park and the NOAA campus
From city parks to national parks the Young Birders field trips are a way to explore nature and birding hotspots throughout our city and the state. Young Birder field trips include day-trips and short overnights from October to June, and a longer end-of-year summer overnight trip to a further afield birding location. Our trips are often lead by Master Birders, and are a great way to get outside, learn about new birding areas, and spend time birding with other teens.
Young Birders at Point No Point 2019
* For more information about trip details and registration, please contact Liz Muntean and Anny Murphy at Please let us know if you are interested in attending upcoming fieldtrips, meetings, and events HERE * email@example.com
This guide was kindly created by Master Birder and Seattle Audubon volunteer, Carleen Zimmerman. Make sure to check out our guide to birding trips in Washington for Young Birders and their families which you can view by clicking HERE.
Young Birders spot a Brown Creeper on a Kitsap Peninsula field trip, 2019
Service Learning Hours and Science Projects
Want to earn service-learning hours? Ask us about how to get involved with ongoing community science projects. These are great opportunities to engage with environmental professionals, work with Master Birders at community science sites, and feel what it's like to be a part of a research team.
Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS)
Neighborhood Bird Project
Wetland Secretive Bird Monitoring with Puget Sound Bird Observatory
Young Birder holding Bud Anderson's Kestrel
American Bittern - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
“I originally joined Young Birders to learn more about birds and to meet other people with the same interests as myself. So far, I have met both of those goals and much more. I really enjoy the programs that are offered… The field trips have greatly increased my skills as a bird watcher because it is somewhat hard and bothersome to teach yourself. With more experienced birders around me, I can learn how to identify birds in a fun and accurate way without fumbling through a field guide.”
"Young Birders is an incredible program. It has changed my life; given me birding friends my own age, a community, experiences that I will remember until I die, opportunities that will help me later in life, and the support I needed to become an avid birder. Thank you Seattle Audubon!”
Photo by Emily Meade