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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!
 
Cancelled due to forecast heavy rain!
Saturday, May 18  Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville.
Meet leader Tom Leskiw at 9:00 a.m. in Tooby Park, one mile out Sprowl Creek Road on the right. The walk is an easy two- to three-hour stroll. If you are late you can easily catch up by walking towards the barn. Organic, shade grown coffee and extra binoculars are usually provided. No dogs, please. A Porta-potty is available on the trail. Contact Jay Sooter at 707-923-2695 or email Jaysooter10@gmail.com. Heavy rain cancels
 
Sunday, May 19   Eureka Waterfront.
Meet at 9 a.m. by the concrete fishing pier at the foot of W. Del Norte St., where we will scope for birds off the public dock until everyone assembles. We will then walk the Hikshari’ Trail to the Truesdale Street parking lot and then toward the Elk River Park and Ride, birding along the trail to the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247 or email thebook@reninet.com for more information.
 
Sunday, May 19  Watch Eagles Soar! Details here.
 
Saturday, May 25  Wigi Wetlands Work Day
Join us in creating bird-friendly habitat! We will be pulling  English ivy, cutting pampass grass plumes and removing trash from a stretch of the bay trail right behind the Bayshore Mall. Meet us at the back of parking lot between Kohl's and Sportsman's Warehouse at 9:00 am. Tools and gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Light refreshments and water provided, but please bring your own water jug. Work ends at 11:00. Contact Susan, 707-672-3346 for more info.
 
 
Sunday, May 26  Azalea State Natural Reserve
Amble through the thickets, listening for breeding songbirds. Exit Hwy 101 north of the Mad River onto North Bank Rd., follow about a mile, then turn left on Azalea Rd. Park on the left just after the turn. Walk begins at 9:00 and ends around 11:00 a.m. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information.
 
Saturday, June 1: Wigi Wetlands Walk.
Meet leader Amaya Bechler at the Truesdale St. parking lot to access the Bayshore Trail south of the shopping mall. This newer portion of the trail gives views of the bay and adjacent wetlands. Meet at 9 a.m. Walk ends around 11 a.m. Contact Amaya (email amayabechler0@gmail.com) for more information.
 
Saturday, June 8: 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 willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.
 
Sunday, June 9: 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. 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. Contact Leader Ralph Bucher (call 707-499-1247 or email thebook@reninet.com) for more information.
 
Saturday, June 16: Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville.
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on a bird walk in the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville. Meet leader Jude Power at 8:00 a.m. in Tooby Park, one mile out Sprowl Creek Road on the right. The walk is an easy two- to three-hour stroll. If you are late you can easily catch up by walking towards the barn. Organic, shade grown coffee and extra binoculars are usually provided. No dogs, please. A Porta-potty is available on the trail. Contact Jay Sooter at 707-923-2695 or email Jaysooter10@gmail.com. Heavy rain cancels.
 
Saturday, June 22  Wigi Wetlands Work Day
Join us in creating bird-friendly habitat! We will be pulling  English ivy, cutting pampass grass plumes and removing trash from a stretch of the bay trail right behind the Bayshore Mall. Meet us at the back of parking lot between Kohl's and Sportsman's Warehouse at 9:00 am. Tools and gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Light refreshments and water provided, but please bring your own water jug. Work ends at 11:00. Contact Susan, 707-672-3346 for more info.
 
 

Sunday, June 23: Eureka Waterfront.

Meet at 9 a.m. by the concrete fishing pier at the foot of W. Del Norte St., where we will scope for birds off the public dock until everyone assembles. We will then walk the Hikshari’ Trail to the Truesdale Street parking lot and then toward the Elk River Park and Ride, birding along the trail to the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact Leader Ralph Bucher (call 707-499-1247 or email thebook@reninet.com) for more information.

Sunday, June 23: Butterflies at the Humboldt Botanical Garden and Its Butterfly House.

Meet Gary Falxa at the Garden entrance at 10 a.m. for 2-3 hours examining butterflies and their associated plants. This is a good trip for newcomers to butterflies.  Take the Tompkins Hill Rd exit for the College of the Redwoods, and take the first left for the Garden. Bring binoculars and any pocket guides you have. The Garden will offer a special rate of $5 per person for this trip, which includes entrance for the day. HBG members get in free (bring your membership card). Space is limited; contact Gary (garyfalxa@gmail.com or phone number) to reserve a place.
 
 
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.



 
Check recent local bird sightings on eBird!
 
Join our free bird walk at the
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary every Saturday!
 
Watch eagles soar Sunday, May 19! Details here.
 
Volunteer Opportunities!
* Help create bird-friendly habitat at Wigi Wetlads, Saturday, May 25, 9:00 - 11:00.
* Work behind the scenes keeping our membership list current

 
California Condors will be flying here again - hopefully next year!
 
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.
 

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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