Welcome!

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!

 
See some of the early results of survey work being done to gather data to establish the importance of Humboldt Bay for migrating shore birds. This work is being funded in part by RRAS. We have birds!

Saturday, June 9: Horse Mountain.

We will be birding high elevation Humboldt County from Horse to Grouse Mtn. on Forest Service Route 1 during this annual field trip. Target species will include, Mountain Quail, Sooty Grouse, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Pileated and White-headed Woodpeckers, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Dusky and Hammond’s Flycatcher, Townsend's Solitaire, Green-tailed Towhee, Thick-billed Fox Sparrow and more. Maybe we’ll even luck into a Northern Goshawk!
Meet at 7:00 a.m. near Espresso 101 off of Giuntoli. Rob Fowler will lead - 707-616-9841; migratoriusfwlr@gmail.com). Bring a lunch. We will finish around early-afternoon. LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE SO PLEASE CONTACT ROB TO BE PUT ON THE LIST.
 

Saturday, June 9: Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville.

The walk begins at 8:00 a.m. in Tooby Park with leader David Fix. Take Sprowl Creek Road for 1 mile and just past the park entryway (McKee Lane) you'll see the Tooby parking lot which is well signed and is on the right. We spend 20 to 30 minutes observing the Eel River which is just below Tooby. We then cross the road and enter the Community Park (McKee Lane) and slowly work our way towards the farm house, stables and barn. If you're late you can easily catch up by walking towards the barn! The walk is an easy 2 to 3 hour walk .We generally have some extra binoculars. Organic shade grown (bird friendly) coffee is usually provided. No dogs please. A porta-potty available on the trail. For information call Jay (Jaysooter10@gmail.com) at 923-2695. Heavy rain cancels.
 
Saturday, June 9: Inland Birding Adventure
Meet with leader Melissa Dougherty in Willow Creek 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! (530) 859-1874 or willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.
 

Sunday, June 10: Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful 2-to 3-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. 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. Call Jude Power (707-822- 3613) for more information.

Saturday, June 30: Blue Lake.

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 Alexa at 202-288-5174.
 


 

Sunday, July 8: Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful 2-to 3-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. 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. Call Jude Power (707-822- 3613) for more information.

Saturday, July 14:  Inland Birding Adventure.
Meet with leader Birgitte Elbek in Willow Creek 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!  

Sunday, July 15: Birds and Butterflies of Horse and Grouse Mountain. Join Gary Falxa (707.476.9238; garyfalxa@gmail.com) and Rob Fowler (707.616.9841; migratoriusfwlr@gmail.com) for a butterfly-specific trip from Horse to Grouse Mountain. Various fritillaries, blues, swallowtails, coppers, hairstreaks and more will be searched out and we’ll note the birds seen and heard while we do! We will also look for the recently-described and local Disguised Wood-Nymph. Meet at 9 a.m. in the Valley West Shopping Center near the Jitterbug coffee shop in Arcata. Bring a lunch and sun protection.

Saturday, July 21: Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville.

The walk begins at 8:00 a.m. in Tooby Park with leader Jude Power. Take Sprowl Creek Road for 1 mile and just past the park entryway (McKee Lane) you'll see the Tooby parking lot which is well signed and is on the right. We spend 20 to 30 minutes observing the Eel River which is just below Tooby. We then cross the road and enter the Community Park (McKee Lane) and slowly work our way towards the farm house, stables and barn. If you're late you can easily catch up by walking towards the barn! The walk is an easy 2 to 3 hour walk .We generally have some extra binoculars. Organic shade grown (bird friendly) coffee is usually provided. No dogs please. A porta-potty is available on the trail. For information call Jay (Jaysooter10@gmail.com) at 923-2695. Heavy rain cancels.
 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 27- July 29: Lassen National Park Campout.

RRAS has been invited to join Wintu Audubon (Redding) and Altacal Audubon (Chico) at Lost Creek Group Camp sites 4 &5 for a fun weekend meeting with other NorCal Audubon folks. Field trips in the Park for higher altitude birds such as Mtn Chickadees, Olive-sided Flycatchers, Western Wood Pewees, Townsend Solitaire, Mtn Bluebirds, birding for woodpeckers and sapsuckers in burned areas-- potluck dinners, campfire. Contact Larry Jordan of Wintu Audubon thelarryjordan@gmail.com
 
 
Sunday, July 29: College of the Redwoods
Go birding at the College of the Redwoods. The College campus offers a variety of habitats: shrub hedges, fields, forests, marsh, and pond. Participants are likely to see and hear migrating songbirds, soaring hawks, and wetlands-loving birds. Meet leader Alexa DeJoannis at 9 a.m. at the flagpole in front of Administration. Parking is free on weekends! (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.



 
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.
 
 
Local Birding Hotline: 707-822-5666
 
Get the great new birding guide by Ken Burton and Leslie Scopes Anderson!
 
 
 
 
See the winning entries in the 2018 Student Bird Art Contest!
 
Read the best of the students' 2018 Nature Writing entries.
 
Volunteer Opportunity! 
 
Saturday, June 2, 9:30 - noon
Wigi Wetlands clean up and invasive plant removal. See photos of our first work day!

Summer Field Trips Coming:

Saturday, June 9: Horse Mountain

Saturday, June 30:  Blue Lake
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Sunday, July 15: Birds and Butterflies of Horse and Grouse Mountain. 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 27- July 29: Lassen National Park Campout. 

For some of our more far-reaching trips we would like to suggest donating gas money to driver. A good rule of thumb is $5 per ½ hour drive time to field trip destination.

 

 

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
 
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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