Redwood Region Audubon Society

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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8th Annual Tim McKay Birdathon

October 1st to October 10th 2023

Supporting the Northcoast Environmental Center

and Redwood Region Audubon Society

Form a team, oir support your favorite birder(s) in their efforts to raise money for Redwood Region Audubon Society and the Northcoast Environmental Center!

Read details on how to participate, and the story behind the Birdathon here.

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Read the September 2023 Sandpiper!

In addition to our regularly scheduled activiities, which are listed lower in this column, we have some special events this month:


Saturday, September 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fernbridge/ Singley Gravel Bar


Details on all our walks and field trips are available here.

Regularly scheduled bird walks and work days:

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary 

Every Saturday! 8:30 - 11 a.m.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

2nd Sunday

Eureka Waterfront Birdwalk

3rd Sunday

Wigi Wetlands Restoration Work Day

4th Saturday.

Our September program,

“Ruffs — the Ephemeral Shorebird”

with Yvonne Verkuil

was recorded.

Watch the recording here.

You will need this passcode:   p%f=@Xc9

Yvonne Verkuil - April 2004, releasing freshly color-banded ruffs
Photo by Jan Wijmenga

Ruffs are mostly known for their extravagant looks, with the males sporting colorful ruffs and tufts in unique combinations of patterns and colors. Their displays on the mating grounds are a spectacular sight.

In this talk, Yvonne will focus on the more hidden complexity of their mating system, with unexpected male and female roles that are equally spectacular. The talk will also touch on the capacity of Ruffs to react to changes in their environments. 

The live program is held at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. It will be simultaneously Zoomed. Drinks and goodies will be served at 7:00 p.m. and the program will start at 7:30 PM.

More info on Yvonne and the program here.

Our Purpose

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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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1054 Eureka,

CA 95502

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