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The Birds of Vashon Island, by Ed Swan.
Available at Vashon Bookshop and other island stores.

Vashon Landmark Trees 2018 and Road Trees of Vashon 2018, by Nancy Ewer.
These downloadable publications include 100 trees of the Vashon-Maury Audubon’s Landmark Tree Program and their historic yards and owners, plus tree IDs on Vashon-Maury’s main roads, with miscellaneous facts and observations. By former Vashon Island resident Nance Ewer (formerly Silver) with photos by Nancy, Rayna Holtz and Jay Holtz.


Audubon Society
Audubon Washington
National Audubon
Eastside Audubon
Kitsap Audubon
Seattle Audubon
Tahoma Audubon

Birding resources
American Birding Association
Bird Note – KPLU program
Bird Web – Seattle Audubon’s guide to birds in Washington
Cornell Institute of Ornithology
North American Breeding Bird Survey
Washington Ornithological Society
Vashon-Maury Island Birds Discussion Group
Vashon Land Trust
Vashon Nature Center
Vashon Park District

Climate change
National Audubon climate initiative

Native plants for birds
King Conservation District native plant sale
King County Native Plant Guide
Washington Native Plant Society
National Audubon plants for birds site


Report/contribute bird and vole specimens to the Slater Museum for science and teaching: If possible, freeze specimens and drop them off at 10925 SW Bank Rd (green mailbox) in a blue cooler by drive entrance. Send a text to Gary Shugart, 206 949-9381.

Report whale sightings: Vashon Hydrophone Project, Orca Annie, 206-463-9041,,

Photo: Spotted Sandpiper, Sarah Driggs

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