About us

Vashon Audubon is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1989. Read a history of the chapter’s first 20 years »

Currently we are focusing on two areas:

Climate action — confronting the single biggest threat to birds

Native plants — creating an environment that’s good for birds and people

We also conduct a number of ongoing activities:

Christmas Bird Count – citizen science that helps us track the status of local bird populations

Monthly birding field trips – held on second Saturday mornings. Meet at the Ober Park Park-and-Ride and carpool to Island birding hot spots, 9-11 a.m. fall and winter, 8-10 a.m. spring and summer

Free public presentations featuring expert speakers

Chautauqua fourth grade birding program – cultivating the next generation of birders for more than 25 years

Vashon High School scholarship – helping launch promising students

Board members

Julie Burman, President
Adria Magrath, Vice President
Fran O’Reilly, Secretary
Julia Montagnet, Treasurer
Sarah Driggs, Communications Chair
Randy Smith, Conservation Chair
Carol Eggen, Membership Chair
Jim Evans, At-Large
Dana Schuerholz, At-Large
Sylvia Soholt, At-Large
Cheryl Richmond, At-Large

If you’d like to contact the board, send an email to board@vashonaudubon.org

Other positions

Scott Anderson, Citizen Science and Education Projects
Ezra Parker, Field Trips, Christmas Bird Count
Harsi Parker, 4th-grade Bird Program
Jody Pritchard, Volunteers
Michael Sperazza, Programs

We welcome new members and volunteersjoin us!

Golden-crowned Kinglet photo by Michael Elenko

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