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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Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary  Saturday, January 8, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. The cold January air almost always leads to gorgeous and clear views, making birds like sandpipers, pelicans, godwits, curlews, gulls, harriers, and ducks even more magnificent to watch.  Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email thebook@reninet.com with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Women & Girls Birdwatching Walk on Saturday, January 8, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ma-le’l Dunes Unit of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Leaders Gail Kenny and Denise Seeger will explore the unique (and restored!) dune habitats which host a variety of songbirds along with shorebirds, seabirds, gulls, and raptors including osprey, harriers and kites, and often some surprising characters as well. Join them for a morning of what will likely be exceptional Humboldt birding! For reservations and meeting location, contact Janelle at janelle.choj@gmail.com.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge  Sunday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet leader Ralph Bucher for a walk along the Shorebird Loop Trail where winter regularly brings almost countless Aleutian cackling geese, white-tailed kites, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, and peregrine falcons. You will have excellent views of wintering shorebirds and waterbirds that find great foraging habitat in the ponds and mud of this wildlife refuge. Black-capped chickadees, yellow-rumped warblers, kinglets, hermit thrushes, wrens, and many other species abound. The 2 mile walk is easily accessible on a wide, flat, packed gravel trail. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email thebook@reninet.com with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.


Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary  Saturday, January 15, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet leader Rob Fowler at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. The cold January air almost always leads to gorgeous and clear views, making birds like sandpipers, pelicans, godwits, curlews, gulls, harriers, and ducks even more magnificent to watch. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email thebook@reninet.com with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Beginning Birdwatching & Project FeederWatch at the Jacoby Creek School Garden Saturday, January 15.
Just north of Jacoby Creek School in Bayside. Drop-in anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every 3rd Saturday through April 9, 2022. Everyone is welcome to come watch and learn about birds in an informal, family-friendly setting. Bring binoculars and be prepared to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. For more information, contact Denise Seeger daseeger@gmail.com

Eureka Waterfront Trail  Sunday, January 16, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
With leader Ralph Bucher. The diversity of habitats along Humboldt Bay and Elk River estuaries provides intimate encounters with a variety of species including northern flickers, osprey, Cooper's hawks, waterbirds, songbirds, and shorebirds. The walk is on a flat, paved trail that is wheelchair accessible. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email thebook@reninet.com with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary  Saturday, January 22, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet leader Ken Burton at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. The cold January air almost always leads to gorgeous and clear views, making birds like sandpipers, pelicans, godwits, curlews, gulls, harriers, and ducks even more magnificent to watch. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email thebook@reninet.com with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday  Saturday, January 22, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Help create bird-friendly native habitat and restore a section of the bay trail. The trail section is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. We will provide tools and packaged snacks. Please bring your own water, gloves, and face mask. Please contact Jeremy Cashen at jeremy.cashen@yahoo.com or 214-605-7368.

Tour of the Humboldt Coastal Lagoons  Saturday, January 22, 2022.
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society field trip leaders Gary Friedrichsen, Tom Lisle, and Clare Golic for a birding/geological/botanical TourWe will begin at Big Lagoon County Park at 9:00 a.m. with a brief explanation about the evolution of coastal lagoons and our set of lagoons in particular. We will bird this area then proceed to other locations around this lagoon. We will caravan on to Dry, Stone, and Freshwater lagoons that will provide great views of the water birds and shorebirds that inhabit these freshwater systems.

Tom is a retired hydrologist/geologist who worked for Redwood Sciences Laboratory. He knows the area very well and can shed light on the origin and progression of the lagoons we will visit. Clare has worked for SHN, CalTrans, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife as project botanist. She is a treasure trove of information on native plants from this region. Gary has been birding Humboldt County since 1964 and is excited to share his knowledge and stories about the birds and mammals that could be encountered.

Please plan to spend at least 3 hours, maybe more. Pack warm clothes, a lunch, and water. We will go rain or shine and only cancel if winds are too combative. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Reservations are required. Contact gary@jacobycreek.net

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary  Saturday, January 29, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet leader Gary Friedrichsen at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. The cold January air almost always leads to gorgeous and clear views, making birds like sandpipers, pelicans, godwits, curlews, gulls, harriers, and ducks even more magnificent to watch. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email thebook@reninet.com with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

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