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Adult Classes


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Where is the Big Green Button? Good question! We are doing things a bit differently now. You will see smaller green buttons below each class listing. Just click on each botton to register for that class! Registrations will be completed separately for each class offering. Apologies for this new (slight) inconvenience. 



More online sessions will be listed as they are scheduled.

Introduction to Gulls of the Pacific Northwest with Hans deGrys
Wednesday, December 16 from 7:30-9:00pm
$15 sliding scale; pay what you can
Identifying gulls can be one of the most intimidating tasks for beginning birders. We will spend the evening exploring the clues that make gull ID possible (and even fun?). The class will also look individually at the 14 or so most common gulls of Washington, and practice separating them using field marks and other clues. The focus will be primarily on adult gulls, but we will dabble a bit into immature plumages and common gull hybrids of the Seattle area. This session is suitable for beginning and intermediate birders.

Intermediate ID'ing the Little Guys with Connie Sidles
Thursdays, October 29, November 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00-8:30pm
$60 sliding scale fee; pay what you can*
If you've been confused, amused, and otherwise disabused of the notion that you'll ever be able to identify the Little Brown Jobs (also known as Little Brown Birds) that populate so many of our Northwest habitats, have no worries. Master Birder and nature author Connie Sidles will take you through the 30+ most look-alike LBJs of Washington State in four classes that will tune you up for our fall migrants and winter residents. The sparrows, finches, longspurs, and buntings that have been busy raising young here and elsewhere will be showing up in numbers beginning in September. With the help of this class, you'll be ready and waiting to ID this challenging but rewarding group of birds.

Note: this class is only offered as a 4-session package. All sessions will be recorded & shared with registrants. Class recordings will be emailed to registrants after each session; access to the recordings will expire Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Registration to attend each class session is FULL. Click below to register to receive recordings of each class.

 If you have any questions, please contact Christine Scheele via email at

Updated March 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Public Health — Seattle & King County has released new proactive public health recommendations meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Seattle Audubon is responding to these latest recommendations with additional changes to our activities. We undertake these changes to reduce risks for the members of our community at higher risk of severe illness. We will continue to evaluate as new information becomes available.  (Resources are listed at the end of this document.)

Contact information for the relevant staff is listed for each activity, if you have further questions or concerns. Seattle Audubon is also following recommendations for employers and limiting staff who will work from the office. Through this challenging time in our community, we encourage everyone to act with kindness and compassion, and to support those in the community who most need our collective actions to help reduce the spread of this disease.

New Registration System Coming Soon!


  • Stay home when you are sick. Do not go out in public when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue and wash your hands immediately afterward.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water. If no soap is available, use a hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Avoid touching your face with unclean hands.

A variety of classes on birding and natural history are taught throughout the year by qualified instructors who are experts in their respective fields. Classes support the Seattle Audubon mission of appreciating, understanding, and protecting birds and their natural habitats.

  • New classes open for registration quarterly (March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, Dec.1); if the 1st of the quarter falls on a Sunday or a holiday registration will open the following day.
  • To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions, including helpful tips for finding class venues, click here.  

Visit the Master Birder page to learn more about that two-semester program.

Master Birder Information

Seattle Audubon offers a Master Birder Program, a two-semester course and education-for-service program focusing on the identification and natural history of Washington's birds. Offered every other year, participants benefit from an intensive study of Northwest birds and serve as valuable resources for Seattle Audubon and the community.

Seattle Audubon is nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Copyright Seattle Audubon.