The Redwood Region Audubon Society is an energetic community of volunteers from all over northern California. We offer free bird walks every week, frequet programs, and numerous special outings. We are also a strong voice for conservation in our bioregion. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Friday, November 9

“The Road to Recovery: Snowy Plovers on the Oregon Coast
Snowy Plovers were once a common West Coast beach-nesting bird. As the human population increased, plovers suffered significant declines. In Oregon, surveys conducted from the early 1970’s through 1990 showed drastic declines leading to fewer than 50 plovers remaining at only a handful of sites.
In 1990, The Nature Conservancy began a monitoring program to determine how many plovers remained, where they were breeding, and helped coordinate and implement a recovery program along the Oregon coast. Join David J. Lauten, who has been studying Snowy Plovers for the Oregon Biodiversity Center since 1997 and learn about the history of the recovery effort, what recovery looks like and what lessons in wildlife management we have learned

The program starts at 7:30 p.m. at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Bring a mug for shade-grown coffee and come fragrance-free.

Wednesday, November 14
California Native Plant Society presents "Restoring Nature One Garden at a Time."
Real gardens grow bugs? Yes! Learn about the vital role insects play in the web of life from an informative, entertaining, and inspirational video of a lecture by Douglas Tallamy. Tallamy is a professor of entomology at the University of Delaware who has pioneered research comparing insect diversity on native and non-native plants. He is also the author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants—a book that presents the powerful claim that the choices we make as gardeners can profoundly impact the diversity of life in our gardens, our communities, and our planet. At the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 pm, program at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, November 10  Willow Creek Birding Trip
Meet at Studio 299 (75 The Terrace, Willow Creek) after 9 a.m. The group will depart promptly at 9:30 for our destination; carpooling available. Walks generally run 2-3 hours and all ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome. (707) 267-4140 or willowcreekbirdwalks@ gmail.com.

Saturday, November 17  Ferndale Birding Stroll

This will be an easy walk through town, looking for our favorite backyard birds. Meet at 9 a.m. at La Purisima, 627 Shaw Ave., Ferndale. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information.
Sunday, November 11,  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 at (707) 822-3613 for more information.
Sunday, November 18   Eureka Waterfront
Meet leader Ralph Bucher at 9 a.m. at the foot of Del Norte Street, where participants will scope birds from the public dock until everyone assembles. Participants will then drive to the base of the Hikshari’ Trail at Truesdale Street and bird along the trail to the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. (707) 499-1247 or thebook@reninet.com
Saturday, November 17   Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville
Meet leader Tom Leskiw at 9 a.m. at Tooby Park, one mile out on Sprowl Creek Road on the right. The walk is an easy 2- to 3-hour stroll. If you're late you can easily catch up by walking towards the barn! Organic shade-grown (bird-friendly) coffee and extra binoculars are usually provided. No dogs, please. Porta-potty available on the trail. (707) 923-2695 or Jaysooter10@gmail.com. Heavy rain cancels. 

Saturday, November 24   Blue Lake birding trip

Meet at the parking pull-out just south of the Mad River bridge on Hatchery Rd. at 9 a.m. We’ll bird in the riparian cottonwoods and then drive to the hatchery. Contact leader Alexa DeJoannis at (202) 288-5174.


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.

Check recent local bird sightings on eBird!
Join our free bird walk 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.

Local Birding Hotline: 707-822-5666
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Great Blue Heron by
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