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, October 13
 
Learn about “The North Peru Birding Route.” New Zealander photographers and tour guides Detlef and Carol Davies will present a fantastic talk featuring the colorful birds of a relatively little-known part of Peru. They will describe the unusual diversity to be found along the ‘Birding Route’ which spans all the different habitats from the Amazon’s tributaries in the east to the coastal marshes and dry mountain scrub in the west, and travels along the mighty Andes Mountain Range at over 11,000 feet.
The free 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. 
 
Saturday, October 14 - Inland Birding Trip with a twist!
Join us on a coastal birding adventure that will start from 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. for Humboldt Bay in celebration of the fall migration. There the group will be joined by local experts who will help search out shore and pelagic birds. Walks generally run 2-3 hours and all ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome! Contact Melissa if you wish to join the group on the coast: (530) 859-1874 or willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.
 
Saturday, October 14 - Southern Humboldt Bird Walk
Join us at the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate on this easy 2-to 3-hour walk led by David Fix. Binoculars are not provided. Bring water, a hat with a brim, and a snack if you like. We will park for our walk at the main entrance (near the playground) on Sprowl Creek Road at 9:00 a.m. If you arrive late, the group will be heading west past the farmhouse, after possibly checking out the river first. No dogs, please. For more information please call 707-943-9786.  

Sunday, October 15

Field trip to the 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 29
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.

 
 

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.  
 
 


Saturday, October 14, Southern Humboldt Walk in Garberville

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on its monthly bird walk at the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate on this easy 2-to 3-hour walk. Binoculars are not provided but coffee and cookies will be available. Bring water, a hat with a brim, and a snack if you like. Meet leader David Fix at 9:00 a.m. at Tooby Park on Sprowl Creek Rd. If you arrive late, the group will be heading west past the farmhouse, the barn and the horse stable. No dogs please.
 
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.



 
October events, in a nut shell:
 
Every Saturday, 8:30 am
Guided bird walk at the Arcata Marsh.
 
Thursday, October 12
RRAS Conservation Committee 
 
Friday, October 13
Our free monthly presentation introduces us to The North Peru Birding Route..
 
Saturday, October 14
Inland Birding Trip with a twist! 
 
Saturday, October 14
Southern Humboldt Bird Walk
 
Sunday, October 15
Field Trip along the Eureka waterfront.
 
Thursday, October 20
RRAS Board meeting
 
Sunday, October 29
Go birding at the College of the Redwoods.
 
 
 
 
The Student Bird Art Contest was a display of wonderful creativity at the Community Center during Godwit Days. Here are the winning entries.
 
And student writers had a lot to say, too! Read the best of their work here.
 
Current Environmental Activities
 
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.
 
 


 
 
 

 

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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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