Field Trips, Special Events and Work Days

Redwood Region Audubon Society advocates for the protection of birds and wildlife by supporting local conservation efforts to protect wildlife and their habitat.

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Our guided walks are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Weekly Walks
All our regular, weekly guided walks at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary meet at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails and an opportunity to view a diverse range of species. The group gathers at 8:30 am and the walk ends at about 11:00 am.

Bring your binoculars and meet your trip leader to see a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay and a diverse range of birds. Keep an eye out for otters and otter signs as they frequent the marsh ponds. 

As Spring starts to arrive, many resident birds may be singing, nesting, and showing signs of breeding activity. Shorebirds will likely be abundant, so we’ll focus our attention on willets, godwits, sanderlings, avocets, and curlews in tidal areas, pond islands, and mud around the marsh.

Our walk leaders this month:

Saturday, May 4
Dan Greany

Saturday, May 11
Chet Ogan

Saturday, May 18
Cindy Moyer

Saturday, May 25
Bill Rodstrom

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Meet leader Ralph Bucher at the Visitor Center for this two-mile walk along a wide, flat trail that is packed gravel and easily accessible. Just outside of town, this refuge offers astounding and easy access to tidally-influenced habitats including mudflats, riparian vegetation, conifers, and a bay that hosts a variety of geese, raptors, shorebirds, and waders. Email Ralph to sign up at

Eureka Waterfront Trail

Sunday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This relatively urban trail offers the potential to observe species abundance and diversity compared to many more remote locations. Watch out for cormorants, loons, grebes, and even otters diving for their meals in the bay alongside the trail. This walk is on a flat, paved trail that is wheelchair accessible. Email walk leader Ralph Bucher to sign up for this field trip at

Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday

Saturday, May 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Help create bird-friendly native habitats and restore a section of the bay trail by removing invasive plants and trash. The trail section is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. We will provide tools, gloves, and packaged snacks. Please bring your drinking water. Contact Jeremy Cashen at or 214-605-7368.

Southern Humboldt Birding Walk

Saturday, May 25

This walk includes 2-3 miles of gentle walking through riparian, grassland, and mixed hardwood forests with bird species varying by season. Year-round residents we may observe include jays, towhees, woodpeckers, and several raptor species. Meet at the Tooby Park parking lot located 1 mile west of Garberville on Sprowl Creek Road. This trip occurs on the fourth Saturday of every month, generally starts around 8:30 a.m., and the leaders vary by month. Call Ann at 707-296-8720 for the correct start time or with any other questions.

Horse / Grouse Mountain

Monday, May 27

This is Humboldt’s premier montane birding destination! Join trip leader Ken Burton to visit sites such as Horse Mountain Saddle, Road 6N38, Meteor Hill, Clear Lake, Trinity Alps viewpoint, and Grouse Mountain. Target species include Mountain Quail, Sooty Grouse, White-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend’s Solitaire, Chipping Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, and Nashville Warbler. Meet Ken on Valley West Boulevard in front of Pepper’s Arcata at 7:30 a.m. or the bottom of Titlow Hill Rd. at 8:15 a.m. Please be prepared to carpool and bring water and snacks for this all-day trip.


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The purposes and objectives of this corporation shall be to engage in such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic, and charitable pursuits as may be part of the stated purposes of the National Audubon Society, of which this corporation shall function as a Chapter.

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PO Box 1054 Eureka,

CA 95502

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