Dark-eyed Junco (photo by Boe Baty )

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to give back to birds?

Collisions with windows kill thousands of birds each year in Seattle. Birds need your help to stop these unnecessary deaths. Join the Seattle Bird Collision Monitoring Project to help us document and understand bird-window collisions so that we may prevent them.

The fall 2023 monitoring season runs from Sept. 15Oct. 29. We’d love to have you join us!

CLICK HERE to register and we’ll be in touch.


What are the volunteer committments?

There are two ways to participate: at home or on site along a study route in Capitol Hill/First Hill or Downtown. The two options require different volunteer commitments.

At-home Volunteers

Location: Your home or building
Total time commitment:
3-4 hours
This a big need for the project and the easiest way to get involved. The vast majority of buildings in Seattle are residential. Understanding collisions at homes and apartment buildings is critical for our understanding of collisions across the city. At-home volunteers only need to committ to one week of daily monitoring surveys around their home or building. The week of surveys may occur anytime within the Sept. 15–Oct. 29 monitoring season. Total volunteer time, including attending virtual trainings, is approximately three to four hours.

Note: even if you’ve never had a bird-window collision at your home, please join! Understanding where collisions do not occur is just as important as understanding where they do.

On-site Volunteers

Location: Capitol Hill/First Hill or Downtown Seattle
Total time commitment: 20 hours
Join a team of other volunteers to monitor a set of pre-selected study buildings in Capitol Hill/First Hill or Downtown Seattle. Study buildings will include structures on the Seattle University campus and possibly the Seattle Asian Art Museum and commercial buildings downtown if there is enough interest.Volunteers assigned to these routes commit to a once-per-week monitoring shift throughout the Sept. 15–Oct. 29 monitoring season. We encourage volunteers to complete surveys in the morning, but exact timing is flexible. Total volunteer time, including attending trainings, is approximately 20 hours.

 How does it work?

Ready to join?

Click here to register and we’ll be in touch.

Still have questions?

Click here to watch the full information session or email our urban conservation manager.


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