Located at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center  
 2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place, WA 98466 | 253-565-9278
Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit; TaxID# 23-7450873  

We are People who Care about the world we are giving to future generations.


At Tahoma Audubon We. . .

  • Provide environmental education programs for youth & adults. 
  • Advocate fonatural resource conservation.
  • Create free wildlife viewing & volunteer habitat stewardship opportunities.
  • Operate the Adriana Hess Audubon Center - a community hub for volunteering and lifelong learning.

The mission of Tahoma Audubon is to connect people with birds, other wildlife and their habitats through conservation, education, and recreation.            

From the original 150 members in 1969, we have grown to over 600 chapter members and nearly 3,000 National Audubon Society members. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization that serves all of Pierce County, WA.

On July 11, 2017, the Board of Directors approved a revised Tahoma Audubon Society Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. The statement is the result of our staff, board, and volunteer Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force's efforts, and is in alignment with National Audubon Society's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion, Our commitment is also reflected in our current Strategic Plan.

We Invite You To Learn More and Get Involved!

Schedule a Presentation for your group to learn more. A member of our speaker's bureau will be happy to come to your community group, club, civic or faith-based organization or business to tell you more about what Tahoma Audubon does in Pierce County and how you can get involved. 


Read The Towhee  - Our award-winning bi-monthly newsletter. Tahoma Audubon members receive a newspaper print copy of The Towhee in the mail. Thanks to our dedicated Towhee mailing crew volunteers who always have fun getting the job done!  

Find out what's happening at Adriana Hess Audubon Center this month. Everything from field trips to classes to membership programs and committee meetings are posted on our calendar and published on the last page of The Towhee.

Community Science - Lifelong learning for all ages, citizen science connects people to nature on observational roles and the information gathered is shared with scientists, policy makers, academics and more.                            

Bird Watching - Whether you are new to bird watching - or "birding" as we like to call it - or you are a master birder, you'll find helpful online resources that can help you study, identify, and appreciate local birds and birds from around the world.

    Many of our programs are made possible due to the support of volunteers serving on one of our standing committees. Committees with current volunteer opportunities include:
    • Conservation, Co-chairs - Kirk Kirkland and Bruce Hoeft
    • Finance, Chair - Joel Chang
    • Governance, Members- Margie Shea, Jerry Broadus, and Marsha Williams
    • Membership, Chair - Margie Shea
    • Thelma Gilmur Education Committee, Chair - Marsha Williams

    Download and read our 2017 Annual Report or current newsletter.

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