Caspian Terns / Marlin Greene / Audubon Photography Awards
Our regional activities
Beyond our local, urban home, Birds Connect Seattle participates in a diverse array of regional initiatives and projects to support birds across the Pacific Flyway and beyond.
Christmas Bird Count
Established in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest running community science survey in North American. Birds Connect Seattle has been coordinating the Seattle CBC for over 90 years. On a single chosen day in December, approximately 250 volunteers survey the 15-mile diameter count circle, centered in downtown Seattle, to identify and count anything with feathers and a pulse.
Climate Watch is an innovative community-science program that enlists volunteer birders across North America to count certain target species twice each year. The data collected by volunteer scientists help track whether birds are moving in accordance with projections from Audubon’s climate models.
Martin Miller Fund
The Martin Miller Fund was started in 1987 for the purpose of acquiring habitat to be protected in perpetuity for plants, animals, birds, fish, and their ecosystems.
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 been transferred to the Puget Sound Bird Observatory, and Birds Connect Seattle will now focus its resources on on data analysis.
Aug 16, 2023
Volunteers are needed for the fall 2023 season of the Seattle Bird Collision Monitoring Project. Joining has never been easier; you can even participate from home! With your help, we can understand and prevent bird-window collisions, one of the worst causes of human-related bird death in Seattle.
May 11, 2023
Do you believe conservation and education should be informed by science? Consider volunteering on our Science Committee.
Mar 21, 2023
Yoon Lee isn’t sure where to credit his fascination with birds – Wild Kratts television show, an Anna’s Hummingbird on his school campus, or a global pandemic. Either way, it is here to stay, and he is busy creating a better future for birds in our community through his activism.