Bird Week 2018

A Celebration of the Birds and People of Seattle | April 23 - 28

Beginning Monday, April 23rd, Seward Park Audubon invites all of Seattle to celebrate birds during the first ever BIRD WEEK! We’ll be flocking to activities and events throughout the city all week long. And this week isn’t just for birders—we’re partnering with local businesses, arts groups, educational institutions, and our treasured City Parks to create experiences that cater to all ages and interests. 

Whether watching birds on a feeder, flaunting your feather tattoo, or reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, there’s a way for everyone to celebrate birds during BIRD WEEK.

BirdNote Live!

BirdNote Live! | Thursday, April 26th
Birds are with us everywhere. They animate our stories, inform our art and music, and reveal startling truths about the world we share. On April 26th we'll celebrate how stories about birds connect us with each other. We'll ask how caring for birds and the places they live can inspire the next generation. And we'll discover ways to invite new people into our conversations about nature. 

Join BirdNote’s Michael Stein and Mary McCann with special guests Barbara Earl Thomas and Dr. J. Drew Lanham for BirdNote Live!, an evening of conversation by, for and about birds. The program takes place on April 26th at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church in Seattle. This event is sold out, but you can still take in the conversation. Watch the BirdNote Live Podcast on YouTube or Facebook Thursday, April 26th at 7:30PM.

Who's Celebrating Bird Week?

Across the city, pubs, libraries, specialty shops, cinemas and more will celebrate birds in new and interesting ways. Find how your favorite Seattle spots are celebrating Bird Week.

If you’d like to submit information on how your business can participate, please contact us at It open so you can your favorites too!

Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Bird Week with Seattle Public Library with special events from April 23 to April 28.  Discover more about birds near and far at our branches, and our blog Shelf Talk.


Go Birding!

BIRD WEEK  2018 culminates on Saturday, April 28th with BIRD DAY. This is the chance for Seattleites to get outside in many of Seattle’s best birding areas with our city’s most experienced bird guides. Outings are hosted at a dozen Seattle parks and offer the chance to experience birds in your own neighborhood. Sign up for a free Bird Day bird walk in your neighborhood!

Share Your Bird Story. Listen To Some Others.

We are collecting stories from people whose encounters with birds have brought them joy, made them angry, required them to clean their shirt, or made them think. The stories will be kept in the StoryCorps archive to enjoy for years to come. Visit the Seward Park Audubon Center to record your story, or create a StoryCorps account to record online.  Record your story, or hear existing stories here. 

Hear Some Bird Songs...By the Beatles, Alice in Chains, Prince and More

We've created a Bird Week playlist on Spotify. Listen in on some popular, and not so popular, songs that bring us a little closer to our feathered friends.

BIRD WEEK is a partnership between the Seward Park Audubon Center and BirdNote, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Audubon and many more! This week would not be possible without the support of our generous community sponsors.  Thank you!






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