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!

Saturday, October 6  Azalea State Natural Reserve
The group will amble through the thickets, looking for songbirds. Exit Hwy 101 north of the Mad River onto North Bank Rd., then turn left on Azalea Rd. in about a mile. Turn off to left within a tenth of a mile. Meet at 9 a.m. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information. 
Friday, October 12 Program  “Madagascar - Burning While We Speak.”
Madagascar has lured naturalists since the first modern explorers made landfall. The island’s 80-million-year isolation has produced large numbers of species found only there. Of the 200,000 species that make Madagascar home, as many as 80% are thought to occur nowhere else. Gary Friedrichsen, former marine researcher and commercial fisherman, will present a travelogue featuring the varied landscape, plants and animals of this amazing region. He also will discuss the many challenges facing its inhabitants, including the widespread clearing and burning of the island’s extremely threatened ecosystems.  Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Bring a mug to enjoy shade-grown coffee, and come fragrance-free.Doors open at 7 p.m. for refreshments. Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13  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, October 13  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, October 14  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, October 14   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
Sunday, October 14  Centerville Wetlands
The group will search for a variety of common and rare shorebirds that visit this area. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Centerville Beach parking lot five miles west of Ferndale. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information.. 
Saturday, October 20  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, October 20 - 6:00 pm  Eureka Waterfront Trail

Twilight wildlife walk on the northernmost segment of the Eureka Waterfront Trail. This evening experience is especially for young people (or those who are young at heart)! Come out to watch the light fade and wildlife get ready for night. Meet on 2nd St. next to Target in Eureka at 6:00 p.m. Dress warmly. Walk ends at 7:00 p.m. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information..

Saturday, October 27   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.

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Friday, October 12 Program: “Madagascar - Burning While We Speak.”
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.

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