Eastside Audubon is the National Audubon Society chapter for eastern King County.
About Eastside Audubon
The group operates from Bothell south to I-90 and from the eastern shore of Lake Washington to the Cascade Foothills. This area includes the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Clyde Hill, Duvall, Fall City, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Medina, North Bend, Preston, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, Yarrow Point, and unincorporated areas.
Eastside Audubon formed in 1980 and received its official charter as a chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1982. The mission of Eastside Audubon is to protect, preserve and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people.
Members share a common interest in birds, the protection of their habitat, and the environment in which we all live. Members come together to enjoy bird watching, bird photography, conservation projects, activism, plant sales, classes, field trips, and nature walks.
Membership begins at $25 and there are also opportunities for volunteers.
About the National Audubon Society
Audubon has built a powerful legacy of conservation over the past century. Science, education, and policy expertise come together in the organization’s efforts to protect birds and other wildlife, restore wildlife habitats, and implement policies that safeguard wildlife resources in the U.S. and throughout the Americas.
There are 41 Audubon nature centers, and nearly 500 local chapters—all working together as One Audubon. More than 2,500 Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas identify, prioritize, and protect vital bird habitat from coast to coast—in partnership with BirdLife International.
Eastside Audubon Birdwatching
Eastside Audubon hosts a birdwatching field trip on the fourth Monday of every month to wherever the birds are. The group gathers in south Bellevue and then decides where to go birding that day, based on the latest field reports.
- If you want to join in the fun, meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of the Newport Hills P&R (I-405, Exit 9 and plan to be back by noon.
- Carpool costs range from $2–$4 per passenger.
- The birdwatching trip is free and no pre-registration required.
For more information about this walk, check Eastside Audubon calendar for “Birding the Hot Spots of King County”. The calendar lists several other birdwatching opportunities.
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