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!

Saturday, July 1
 
Take a special bird walk on the Smith River Bottoms.
 
Join Del Norte County resident, Ken Burton, on a summer exploration of the Smith River floodplain, focusing on wetland and riparian habitats. Sites likely to be visited include Bailey Road, Goodwin Pond, Alexandre Dairy, and Pala Road and Lake Tolowa.
 
Interesting shorebirds are often in the area at this time of year and we should see nesting Bald Eagles. Meet at the Crescent City Cultural Center, 1001 Front St., at 9 a.m. (707) 499-1146; shrikethree@gmail.com.
 
 
Saturday, July 8
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 & Sunday, July 28-30, Lassen Volcanic National Park Camp Out

The group will bird the Manzanita Lake, Hat Creek, and Summit Peak areas while the rest of the itinerary is open.

Participants from the Wintu, Redbud, and Redwood Region Audubon Chapters will camp at the Lost Creek Group Campground in Lassen National Park; Group Camp Sites #2 and #3 have been reserved. People can camp at Lost Creek or just drive up for either or both days (Saturday and Sunday). Campers can arrive at the campsite anytime on Friday afternoon while day trippers should meet there at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday. Lost Creek has only pit toilets and no electricity, but potable water is available.
 
Group size is limited so if you plan to participate, contact Chet Ogan at (707) 442-9353.
 
 

Saturday, July 29  - Butterfly trip

Join this butterfly-specific trip from Horse to Grouse Mountain. Various fritillaries, blues, swallowtails, coppers, and hairstreaks are expected, and we might also get lucky and find the recently described Disguised Wood-Nymph. We will note all the birds we see and hear as we go.
 
Meet at 9 a.m. in the Valley West Shopping Center near Jitter Bean Coffee, 4950 Valley West Boulevard in Arcata. Bring a lunch and sun protection. Contact leaders Gary Falxa (707) 476-9238; gfalxa@suddenlink.net) and Rob Fowler (707) 616-9841; 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.  
 


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 July! More details on these opportunities are included on this page.
 
Saturday, July 1 - Smith River Bottoms
 
Saturday, July 8 - Inland Birding trip, Willow Creek area
 
Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30
Lassen Park Campout

Saturday, July 29 - Butterfly trip from Horse Mountain to Grouse Mountain

 
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.
 
 


 
 
 

 

Keep Up to Date Via RRAS Listserv

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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