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!

Friday, May 12 Program

Come to our free presentation entitled “The Trinity River Restoration Program.”
 
The Trinity River has an impressive history of human impacts including intensive gold mining, timber harvest, dam construction, flow regulation, and water diversion. Native populations of salmon and steelhead have declined significantly since dam construction. Restoration efforts to improve the native fisheries started in 1976 and have progressively evolved into the modern Trinity River Restoration Program.
 
Andreas Krause, an engineer and geomorphologist with the Yurok Tribe, and Dr. Sarah Rockwell, a research biologist with Klamath Bird Observatory, will talk about the river's history, modern restoration efforts, and the current status of the river's birds. The program starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Bring a mug to enjoy shade-grown coffee, and come fragrance-free. Note: there will be no Redwood Region Audubon Society Friday night programs from June-August 2017.
 
Saturday, May 13  Inland Birding Trip

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on Saturday, May 13 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, May 13  Seabirds at Elk Head.

We will be searching the rocky shoreline for shorebirds (oystercatchers, turnstones, tattlers) and the offshore rocks for nesting seabirds (murres, cormorants, guillemots). We also will attempt to identify the land-birds and flowering plants encountered along the trail to the bluffs. Take spotting scopes if you have them.
 
Meet Gary Lester (707-839-3373; garys.lester@gmail.com) at the Elk Head Parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, May 20 Crescent City Field Trip
 
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on Saturday, May 20 on an exploration of good birding sites in Crescent City. The group will search coastal and upland sites for a diversity of habitats and birds. There will be short walks at most sites. Participants will be looking for Gray Jays among other species. Bring a lunch and plan to be out until mid-afternoon. Meet leader, Ken Burton (707-499-1146) at 8 a.m. at the Crescent Beach Picnic Area off Enderts Beach Road, Crescent City.
 

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.


Third Sunday Walk on the Eureka Waterfront
Accompany Redwood Region Audubon Society on Sunday, November 20 for a field trip to the Eureka Waterfront.
 
Meet leader Ralph Bucher at 9 a.m. at the foot of W. Del Norte. Attendees will then travel to Truesdale Street and bird along the trail through the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary.
 
Contact Ralph at (707) 499-1247 or via email at thebook@reninet.com.

 

 

 


 
Another Special Event
Saturday, May 13: Seabirds at Elk Head. We will be searching the rocky shoreline for shorebirds (oystercatchers, turnstones, tattlers) and the offshore rocks for nesting seabirds (murres, cormorants, guillemots). We also will attempt to identify the land-birds and flowering plants encountered along the trail to the bluffs. Take spotting scopes if you have them. Meet Gary Lester (707-839-3373; garys.lester@gmail.com) at the Elk Head Parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
 
Current Environmental Activities
 
RRAS has join California State Audubon and many other organizations and agencies requesting additional conditions on Coast Seafood's proposed mariculture expansion project.
 
 
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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