We hope you—our loyal members—enjoy this issue of EarthCare Northwest, which highlights the many ways our Nature Shop serves as a connection point for our programs, people, and mission.

Make the Most of Nesting Season

Member Dan McDougal-Treacy explains what a joy it can be to observe the nesting and fledging of birds. Depending on the species you might be trying to attract, providing nesting materials and nest boxes, and modifying your own garden practices, can set birds up for greater success.  

From Young Birder, to Collision Monitor, to Lifelong Advocate

Teen member, Yoon Lee isn’t sure where to credit his fascination with birds – Wild Kratts television show, a hummingbird on his school campus, or a global pandemic. Whatever his inspiration, it is here to stay, and he is busy creating a better future for birds in our community through his activism.

Five Destinations in North America for Bird-related Travel 

Just as birds are in the midst of their spring migration, you may also be feeling the pull to plan your next vacation. Pack your field guide and binoculars and check out one of these great birding destinations in North America to plan your next trip around.

Member Lending Library: Birds, Travel, & Behavior

If you’ve never set foot in the basement of the Nature Shop, you may not be aware of the treasure trove of bird books available for our members. Take a peek inside our Member Lending Library, and borrow a book during your next visit.



A portion of our office space has been converted to classroom and multi-use space to better serve our community and our partners. Upcoming in-person classes and events include: 


Now, through April 24, buy two, get one free on organic Cedar Grove Compost.

Visit The Nature Shop Monday – Saturday from 10:00-5:00 to pick up your bags and start preparing your garden for springtime! 

 Image credits: American Robin by Nick Vance, Audubon Photography Awards | American Oystercatcher by Michael Cassella, Audubon Photography Awards | Anna’s Hummingbirds by Shravan-Sundaram, Audubon Photography Awards | Collision Monitoring Volunteers by Seattle Audubon | Sandhill Cranes by Douglas Chewning, Audubon Photography Awards | Library volunteers in the lending library by Seattle Audubon