Welcome!

The Redwood Region Audubon Society is an energetic community of volunteers from all over northern California. We offer free bird walks every week, a monthly program, and numerous special outings. We are also a strong voice for conservation in our bioregion. We hope you will join us!

Friday, September 8
 
“Minlas, Mesias, and Minivets: Birding South East Asia.” will be presented by Humboldt State University Wildlife professor, Mark Colwell, who recently returned from a trip to Southeast Asia He will share experiences about his travels, and birds he encountered in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam. He will also talk about conservation challenges in this region of spectacular bird diversity. The free program starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Bring a mug to enjoy shade-grown coffee, and come fragrance-free. 
 
Saturday, September 9
Inland Birding Trip
Join us for an inland birding adventure with leader Melissa Dougherty in Willow Creek. Meet at Studio 299 (75 The Terrace, Willow Creek) after 9:00 a.m. to arrange carpooling. The group will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end around noon. All ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome! Contact Melissa at 530-859-1874 or willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.
 
Saturday evening, September 16
Join us for our annual board meeting in Del Norte County. All bird lovers who wish to learn about upcoming Audubon programs and projects are most welcome to attend. Before the meeting, seabird biologist Craig Strong will briefly discuss his research on Marbled Murrelet populations in California and Oregon, including a look at the long term trends in Murrelet numbers.
The Lake Earl Branch of RRAS and the Redwood Parks Conservancy will host a potluck supper at 6 p.m. and the board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lake Earl Wildlife Area Information Center, 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City, California. Those wishing to meet other birders and socialize are welcome to attend the potluck and may bring a side dish, drink, or dessert to share. RSVP to Sue Calla (707) 465-6191
 
Sunday, September 17
Crescent City birding trip
All levels of bird watchers are encouraged to join biologist and professional guide, Ken Burton, for an excursion to scout out some of Del Norte County’s migratory and resident birds. The outing meets at the northernmost parking lot on Pebble Beach Dr. (NOT Pt. St. George) and will caravan to several locations with some walking. We will leave promptly at 9:00 and return about noon. Bring viewing optics, binoculars, snacks, and drinking water. 
 
Saturday, September 23
North Spit (North Jetty to Fairhaven)
Meet at 7 a.m. at the G St parking lot at the Arcata Marsh to carpool. This group will start early at the north jetty to look for seabirds and rocky shorebirds, and then will visit willow patches and a Fairhaven pasture to look for fall migrant landbirds. Scopes are recommended for watching off the jetty. Trip will end around 12 p.m. Contact leader: Rob Fowler at (707) 616-9841 or migratoriusfwlr@gmail.com
 
 

Join us for our regularly scheduled field trips and meetings:

Free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary every Saturday. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding! Meet leader in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. Trip ends around 11 a.m. Check our calendar to see who is leading this week's walk.
 
Second Sunday of each month, at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful, two- to three-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. It takes a leisurely pace with an emphasis on enjoying the birds! Beginners are more than welcome. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Call Jude Power or David Fix at (707) 822-3613 for more information.  
 
 


Saturday, August 26, So Hum Walk in Garberville

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on its monthly bird walk at the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate on this easy 2-to 3-hour walk. Binoculars are not provided but coffee and cookies will be available. Bring water, a hat with a brim, and a snack if you like. Meet leader Tom Leskiw at 8:30 a.m. at Tooby Park on Sprowl Creek Rd. If you arrive late, the group will be heading west past the farmhouse, the barn and the horse stable. No dogs please.
 
Second Thursday
Redwood Region Audubon Society holds its monthly Conservation Meeting the second Thursday of each month noon at Rita’s Margaritas and Mexican Grill, 1111 5th Street, Eureka. (707) 445-8311.



 
Special Events in September!
 
Free Trainings for COASST - Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team - September 23 & 24.
 
Our free monthly presentations return! Join us Friday, September 8, to learn about minlas, mesias, and minivets.
 
Saturday evening, September 16
Board meeting and public presentation on marbled murrelets in Crescent City.
 
Sunday, September 17
Crescent City bird walk
 
Satuday, September 23
North Jetty birding trip
 
 
 
The Student Bird Art Contest was a display of wonderful creativity at the Community Center during Godwit Days. Here are the winning entries.
 
And student writers had a lot to say, too! Read the best of their work here.
 
Current Environmental Activities
 
We are working with the City of Eureka to bring new (bird) life to the Eureka waterfront by enhancing property along the new trail behind the Bayshore Mall.
 
 


 
 
 

 

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Be reminded about field trips and programs and learn about upcoming meetings, public hearings, and symposia of interest to RRAS members and other concerned nature lovers.

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Our great photos:
Marsh Wren by
Leslie Scopes Anderson 
 
Great Blue Heron by
Jeanie Breslin
 
and
 
Red-tailed Hawk by
Susan Wellington
 
The 2nd edition of RRAS’ Common Birds of Northwest California by local birder Kenneth Burton and photographer Leslie Anderson is now available!
See our Merchandise page for more info.
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