The campus grounds are a haven for many kinds of birds, from the very common Robin to the very rare Saw Whet Owl. The gardens provide all the necessary elements for good bird habitat: food, water and shelter. Throughout the years, the bird watchers on campus have had many unusual visits and have seen many old familiar friends of the feathered variety.
A Seattle Audubon volunteer put together a comprehensive SU_Bird_Checklist_gfa2a for us that interacts with birdweb.org for broader descriptions of species.
Every year in February, we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a program jointly sponsored by the Audubon Society and the Cornell Ornithology Lab. Here's the result of our Record of the birds seen on campus at the Great Backyard Bird Count16d8. And a collage of GBBC collage66fc from the event.
Read an Wounded Bird on Campuse1fe about a wounded Golden-Crowned Kinglet on campus.
And a Birds on Campus02e5 to common birds on campus.