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

We are an energetic community of volunteers from all over northern California. We offer free bird walks every week, frequent programs, and numerous special outings. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!


How Do We Create Bird-Friendly Yards & Communities?

Find out on the  Yard Tour on Saturday,  August 17, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live. Each community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell. Creating bird-friendly communities is Audubon’s commitment to the sustainability of our urban, suburban, and rural places. Over the past century, urbanization has taken, fragmented, and transformed ecologically productive land. The human-dominated landscape no longer supports functioning ecosystems or provides healthy places for birds. We can restore and reconnect these places. We can reestablish the ecological functions of our cities and towns. We can provide an essential, safe habitat for birds. With simple acts of hope, everyone can help make their community bird-friendly.

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Sunday, August 3  Blue Lake Cottonwoods Walk
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Blue Lake Cottonwoods; park by the Mad River Bridge. After about an hour we'll move to the hatchery. Walk ends around 11 a.m. Contact for more information.
Saturday, August 10: Willow Creek Bird Walks.
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
Sunday, August 11: 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 Gary Tracy Walker. 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.
Saturday, August 24  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
Second Thursday  August 8
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!
How do we create Bird-Friendly Yard and Communities? Find out on our Bird-Friendly Yards Tour, Saturday, August 17, Noon to 4:00!
Join our free bird walk at the
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary every Saturday!
Volunteer Opportunities!
* Help create bird-friendly habitat at Wigi Wetlads, Saturday, August 24..

Local Birding Hotline: 707-822-5666
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 if you don't already have one, then search for rras and join us!
Our great photos:
Great Blue Heron by
Jeanie Breslin
Sanderling and Red-tailed Hawk by
Susan Wellington