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Welcome to the Spokane Audubon Society!

(click above for details on each trip)

April 29, 2017, Saturday   West Plains Early Migrant Trip
     Leader: Alan McCoy

May 8, 10, 12; Mon - Wed - Fri evenings   Bird Identification Workshops; and
May 13, 2017, Saturday   Bird ID Field Trip to Turnbull NWR
     Leaders: Gary Blevins and Kim Thorburn

Sign up now for Spokane Audubon's
Big Day or Big Sit!
April 22-April 30

Authors Lisa Langelier and Laurie Klein present


Come Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday May 13, 2017

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main, Spokane, WA

2018 Spokane Audubon Calendar Photograph Contest Guidelines

Black-necked Stilts, from the 2016 calendar
Bea Harrison photographer

Our Beautiful Monarch Butterflies
Need Your Help! 

Declined 90% in the last 20 years!

Sagebrush Songbird Survey

The planning and scoping of sites for this year’s Sagebrush Songbird Survey has been going apace.  We will be doing most of the work in Lincoln County.  It is a wonderful opportunity to get out in the wonderful shrub-steppe habitat each spring, see and hear good birds, and gather important data for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  There will be a training session April 1 and 2 in Moses Coulee.  People will stay in the Nature Conservancy’s lodge.  Experts will be there to help you learn the habits and songs of the target species.  There will also be training on GPS units needed to locate the observation sites.  The ability to hear bird songs is vital, as well as the ability to walk up to two miles.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Lindell Haggin (lindell4118@comcast.net or call 466-4118).  It is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy some wonderful birds in a marvelous setting.

Ninety eight percent of the purchase price of a Duck Stamp goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Buy yours here.


The Patrick Sullivan Young Birders Fund (PSYBF), supported by contributions from members of the Washington Ornithological Society and from the general public, was established in 2005 to encourage and support young people interested in birding. Grants are available to individual young people or to adults to help fund group birding activities or education for young people. We define “young birders” as anyone in the age group from pre-teens through college showing a serious interest in birds and birding. Both students and non-students are eligible and are encouraged to apply.This grant program is not intended to support graduate school activities.

2017 Spokane Audubon Society
Birds of Eastern Washington Calendar 
(available at our SAS Store)
Photos by Spokane Audubon members 


What's a yardmap?


YardMap is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments.

Another Citizen Science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Find out what the Discover Pass is all about.

Spokane Audubon Monthly Program

May 10, 2017

Birding in Colombia
By Kim Thorburn and Lindell Haggin

Kim Thorburn and Lindell Haggin spent two weeks in Colombia birding with the man who wrote the book on it, Pablo Flores. They saw hummingbirds at 14,000 feet, Aplomado Falcons and Oilbirds at 1400 feet and everything in between. Even in July near the equator, down coats felt comfy. The variety of habitats and elevations yielded a huge variety of birds and vegetation.  Come explore Colombia and enjoy the beauty.

Find a birding festival near you this year. If your festival is not listed, send us your information. 

Turnbull Photo Contest: www.fws.gov/refuge/turnbull

Revised Checklists

Newly revised checklists are now available for Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties as well as Washington State. These checklists are compiled by Washington Birder. They can be found here.

Birders' Exchange

The American Birding Association's Birders' Exchange program collects donated new and used equipment and distributes it to their colleagues working to conserve birds and their habitats throughout Latin America and the Carribean. 
Do you want to help? Find out more.

Check out our online store. Browse the catalog at the Online Nature Mall. Any purchases made at the mall will benefit Spokane Audubon too. Find out how.

Great Washington State Birding Trails
now available as an app for your iPhone!O


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