Welcome!

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!

The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count starts on December 14, and our local counts start on December 15! These are fun, all-day events where we chase down birds with other nutty birders, all in the name of science! Dates vary by location so participate in one, two or all of the local counts! Visit our web page here

for more information on trip leaders, times and dates. Volunteers are more than welcome! 
 
Saturday, December 8  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, December 8  Twilight Walk
Walk along the new Waterfront Trail to observe evening fall on the Bay. Meet at 4 p.m. on 2nd St. next to Target in Eureka. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information. 
 

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, December 9,  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.
 
Friday, December 14
Join us for our end-of-year potluck dinner and Show & Tell. Bring a dish to share; we will provide drinks, and utensils if you need them. And share your best pictures and stories! We'll limit photos to ten and story-telling to three minutes per person so there's time for everyone to get in their best yarns, so brush up your tall tales.
Email photos for the ‘show and tell’ to board@rras.org (or request the link to our dropbox) by December 12. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m. at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Bring a mug for shade-grown coffee and come fragrance-free. 
 
Sunday, December 16   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, December 15   Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville
Meet  at 9:30 a.m. at Tooby Park, one mile out on Sprowl Creek Road on the right.  We will spend 20 to 30 minutes observing the Eel River just below Tooby. We will then cross the road and enter the Community Park (McKee Lane) and slowly work our way towards the farm house, stables and barn. If you're late just walk towards the barn. This is an easy 2 to 3 hour walk. 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. 

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.
 
Participate in the annual Audubon Christas Bird Count this month! Local counts are listed here.
 
California Condors will be flying here again - hopefully next year!
 
Local Birding Hotline: 707-822-5666
 
Get the great new birding guide by Ken Burton and Leslie Scopes Anderson!
 
 
 
 
See the winning entries in the 2018 Student Bird Art Contest!
 
Read the best of the students' 2018 Nature Writing entries.
 

Keep Up to Date Via RRAS Listserve

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.

Create an account at https://groups.io/ if you don't already have one, then search for rras and join us!
 
 
Our great photos:
Great Blue Heron by
Jeanie Breslin
and
Sanderling 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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