Audubon Mural

Where birds meet art

Vashon Audubon’s mural in the Heron Meadow draws attention to birds threatened by climate change. It is dedicated with hope for a healthy, bird-filled future for the children of Vashon Island and beyond. 

The colorful mural features eight birds found in Vashon’s Judd Creek watershed and acknowledges we are on the land of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians called sxwebabs (swiftwater people).

The mural is a public-art initiative of Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Nature Center, Vashon Audubon and artist Britt Freda. Our intention is to bring joy, educate, and inspire climate action to ensure healthy habitat for all.

The Audubon Mural Project is informed by National Audubon’s groundbreaking science report “Survival By Degrees,” which found that 389 birds species—at least half of all North American birds—are at increasing risk of extinction because of climate change. The report notes that no bird will escape the impacts of climate hazards such as increased wildfire and rising sea-level. 

The Vashon Audubon Mural is located in VCA’s big backyard at Center on Vashon Island. It was painted in the summers of 2020 and 2021. We deeply appreciate all of our donors, supporters, and volunteers.  

Artist Britt Freda painting a Swainson’s Thrush

Please visit, learn and fight the climate crisis!

Contact: or Julie Burman,

The birds below, top to bottom:
Barrow’s Goldeneyes

Also below, the Hope Nest that recognizes everyone who donated to the Mural Project.

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