Redwood Region Audubon Society

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

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An Overview of CDFW Lands

and Ongoing Restoration Projects

with Michael van Hattem

Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor

Coastal Conservation Team -

Habitat Conservation Program

Michael's current interests include environmental law and impact assessment, the conservation of Species of Special Concern and Sensitive Natural Communities, wetland science, herpetology and avian monitoring.

is a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  He received his B.S. from Humboldt State University and his M.S. from San Jose State University.

Michael is pictured here with an adult Red-tailed
Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in coastal Humboldt

This was an informative presentation about CDFW restoration of the Eel River Estuary. Lots of time, effort, and money has gone into improving habitat for wildlife and recreation opportunities for people. 

You can watch the recording of the rogram on Zoom here.

You will need this passcode to view the recording:


We have some special field trips this month!

Blue Lake

Monday, April 22 from 5:50 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Details on all our walks and field trips are available here.

Regularly scheduled bird walks and work days:

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary 

Every Saturday! 8:30 - 11 a.m.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

2nd Sunday

Eureka Waterfront Birdwalk

3rd Sunday

Wigi Wetlands Restoration Work Day

4th Saturday

Southern Humboldt

4th Saturday

The April 2024 Sandpiper is available!

Our Purpose

The purposes and objectives of this corporation shall be to engage in such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic, and charitable pursuits as may be part of the stated purposes of the National Audubon Society, of which this corporation shall function as a Chapter.

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PO Box 1054 Eureka,

CA 95502

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