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

Two proposed projects that would impact birds are on the drawing board.
 
The RRAS Board submitted comments to the Humboldt County Planning, including a rejection of the project as presently proposed. The Commission voted against the project, and Terra-Gen will be taking it the Board of Supervisors.
Monday, December 16, 2019, at 9:00 am, the Board will hold a public hearing at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. 
You may also submit written comments until December 9. See instructions here.
 
The ultimate objective is to reduce congestion on Broadway. Some of the proposed options include new road(s) through the wetland areas along the bay. Input, ideas, suggestions, etc., are being requested. This is your chance to get involved, and potentially make an impact!
 

Friday, December 13  

End-of-year potluck dinner and Show & Tell.
Share your best pictures and stories!
 
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 by December 11.
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 15   Eureka Waterfront Bird Walk Meet at 9:00 a.m. by the concrete fishing pier at the foot of W. Del Norte St., and scope for birds off the public dock until everyone assembles. Then walk the Hikshari’ Trail to the Truesdale Street parking lot and then toward the Elk River Park and Ride, birding along the trail to the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact Leader Ralph Bucher (call 707-499-1247 or email thebook@reninet.com) for more information.
 
 
Saturday, November 9: 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 willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.
 
Sunday, November 10: 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.
 
Sunday, November 17:  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 thebook@reninet.com for more information. 
 
Saturday, December 28:  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 jeremy.cashen@yahoo.com
 
Second Thursday  December 12
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.



 
The Christmas Bird Count starts soon! Visit new places, or old favorites, and add to the knowledge of birds in our region.
 
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, November 23.

 

 
 
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!

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


 
 
 
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