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!
Saturday, March 9, Willow Creek bird walk.
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 two to three hours. All ages, abilities and interest levels welcome! For more information, please contact Birgitte Elbek at 707-267-4140 or
Sunday, March 10  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. Contact Ralph Bucher,, 707-499-1247 for more information. 
Sunday, March 17   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 for more information.
Saturday, March 23  Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville. Meet leader Chet Ogan 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 Heavy rain cancels
Sunday, March 24.  Azalea State Natural Reserve
Meet leader Alexa DeJoannis at 9:00 a.m. and amble through the thickets, looking for songbirds. Exit Hwy 101 north of the Mad River onto North Bank Road and proceed about one mile, then turn left on Azalea Road. Look for parking area on left. Call 707-826-7031 for more information.
Saturday, March 30  Ferndale Birding Stroll.
A rural setting and nearby Russ Park offers abundant habitat diversity. Meet leader Alexa DeJoannis at 9:00 a.m. at the Ferndale Public Library. Call 707-826-7031 for more information
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!
Volunteer Opportunities!
* Help hang student bird art
* Talk with people at Godwit Days by staffing our table
* Work behind the scenes keeping our membership list current

Olympic BirdFest 2019 will be April 12 - 14 in Sequim, WA. You are invited!
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.

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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:
Great Blue Heron by
Jeanie Breslin
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.