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

Over 100 people turned out on a beautiful August afternoon for our Bird-Friendly Yards Tour. Here are a few photos of this great event.
Friday, October 11   “Birds and Other Wildlife Down Under”
Our sporadically local biologist and author, Ken Burton will share photos and stories from his two-month journey last year through eastern and southern Australia in search of chowchillas, logrunners, plains-wanderers, and other birds with funny names. There will be kangaroos and cockatoos, too, as well as other strange creatures and stunning scenery.  Ken also will talk about Australian biogeography and conservation challenges.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the free program will begin 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.
Sunday, September 7  Blue Lake Cottonwoods Walk
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Blue Lake Cottonwoods; park by the Mad River Bridge. After about an hour we'll move to the hatchery. Walk ends around 11 a.m. Contact for more information.
Sunday, October 13: Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (HBNWR).  
This is a wonderful 2-to 3-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. This month the walk will be led by Ralph Bucher. It takes a leisurely pace with emphasis on enjoying the birds! Beginners are more than welcome. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at 9 a.m.
Saturday, October 12: Willow Creek Bird Walk
Meet at Studio 299 (75 The Terrace, Willow Creek) starting at 9 a.m. We will depart promptly at 9:30 for our destination; carpooling available. Walks generally run 2-3 hours. All ages, abilities and interest levels welcome!  For more information, please contact Birgitte Elbek at 707-267-4140 or email
Saturday, October 19. Arcata Bottoms Bird Walk
Meet leader David Juliano at Uniontown Shopping Center by CVS in Arcata at 9:00 a.m. Weather can be unpredictable, so dress accordingly. We'll go out South V Street then head through the bottoms looking at shorebird flocks and waterfowl (and hope for early arriving wintering raptors). Bring a scope if you have one. There will not be a restroom on the route. Contact David at for more information. for more information.
Sunday, October 20:  Eureka Waterfront Bird Walk
Meet at 9:00 a.m. by the concrete fishing pier at the foot of W. Del Norte St., where we will scope for birds off the public dock until everyone assembles. We will then walk the Hikshari’ Trail to the south, birding along the trail towards the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247 or email for more information. 
Saturday, October 26:  Wigi Wetlands Restoration
Help restore bird-friendly habitat by removing large swathes of scotch broom and lots of other invasive plant species, as well as trash, from a stretch of the bay trail right behind the Bayshore Mall. Meet us at 9:00 a.m. at the back of parking lot between Kohl's and Sportsman's Warehouse (intersection of Christie and Howell Street). Tools and gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Light refreshments, water, and coffee will be provided, but please bring your own water jug. Work ends at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Jeremy Cashen at (214) 605-7368 or
Second Thursday  October 10
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.

Would you like to know about recent bird sightings in Humboldt County? Here are two easy ways to make that happen!
Join our free bird walk at the
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary every Saturday!
Volunteer Opportunities!
* Help create bird-friendly habitat at Wigi Wetlands, Saturday, September 28.


Get the great new birding guide by Ken Burton and Leslie Scopes Anderson!  It links well-known and obscure birding sites, some of them only recently opened to the public, into 25 routes spanning the entire county.
The 3rd 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.
California Condors will be flying here again - hopefully next year!

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Our great photos:
Great Blue Heron by
Jeanie Breslin
Sanderling and Red-tailed Hawk by
Susan Wellington