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Sound Science

Puget Sound Bird Observatory
Sound Science...  Scientific Information...  Informed Public.

Puget Sound Bird Observatory studies birds and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest to better understand changes in bird populations, to inform decision, and to engage the public with birds and their needs. PSBO is an organization of dedicated scientists, researchers, bird enthusiasts and volunteers who are working together to strengthen our knowledge of our region's avian residents.


Sound science, scientific information, and an informed public. That's us, the Puget Sound Bird Observatory.


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Learning to Band Birds

Puget Sound Bird Observatory


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Secretive Wetland

Bird Survey...

Puget Sound Bird Observatory

See our project in action in this video

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The Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) is a community science survey created by Birds Connect Seattle (formerly Seattle Audubon) in 2007 and continued by the Puget Sound Bird Observatory since 2022. This survey effort trains volunteer birdwatchers to gather valuable data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and waters surrounding the San Juan Islands. 

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Also there will be a second level bander course in the spring!

Two sections of Level One (Beginning Bander) will be offered in Sept.-Oct!

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