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Join area birdwatchers in contributing to our scientific understanding of birds in our area through one of our many community science programs.

Neighborhood Bird Project
The Neighborhood Bird Project monitors species diversity in urban wildlife habitats of King County through the work of community scientists, and empowering the community to become advocates for wildlife habitat.
Seattle Bird Collision Monitoring

The Seattle Bird Collision Monitoring Project is a community science intiative that aims to better understand and prevent bird window collisions in the Seattle Area. Learn more about the project, how it works, and how to participate.

Climate Watch

Climate Watch is a community science program explores how North American birds are responding to climate change.

Christmas Bird Count
Established in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest running community science survey in North America. Seattle Audubon has coordinated the Seattle CBC for over 90 years! Approximately 250 volunteers survey the count circle (15 miles in diameter) centered in downtown Seattle, to identify and count anything with feathers and a pulse.

dBird is an online tool that helps us track human-related causes of bird mortality and injury. Learn more about using dBird to report dead or injured birds.

Puget Sound Seabird Survey

The Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) gathered valuable data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and waters surrounding the San Juan Islands. The data collection portion of this project has concluded, and resources will now be focused on data analysis.