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.
Dec 20, 2022
If you have been feeding the hummingbirds and they have become accustomed to finding food in your yard, there are steps you can take to keep nectar available even during cold snaps.
Dec 8, 2022
More than 700 deceased birds, primarily juvenile snow geese, have been retrieved by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in western Skagit County.
Oct 31, 2022
QPOC Hikers met at Union Bay Natural Area for a...