Bird Haven


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 for us that interacts with  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. See our 2018 count.

 Wounded Bird on Campus Read about a wounded Golden-Crowned Kinglet on campus.

 Birds on Campus A short guide to common birds on campus.