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!
Special Events and Field Trips Coming Up This Month!
Friday, February 17- Monday, February 20
2017 Great Backyard Bird Count
Help scientists study birds by joining the Great Backyard Bird Count!
You can make a difference by counting for as little as 15 minutes. Sign
Saturday, February 18 - Inland Birding Adventure
Join us for an inland birding adventure with leader Melissa Dougherty in
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. and end
around noon. All ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome! Contact
Melissa at 530-859-1874 or email@example.com.
Friday, February 10
Join us for a presentation entitled “Wildlife
Tracking: the past, present, and future of an ancient art.”
Professional wildlife tracker Phil Johnston will cover the basics of tracking,
from its roots in early human evolution on the African savanna, to its modern
applications for science and education. The talk will separate fact from
fiction, dispelling common myths and highlighting a practical approach to
wildlife tracking and nature connection. Phil will also share personal anecdotes
from his experience tracking in northern California and elsewhere in the world.
The talk will be followed up on Saturday, February 11, with a local field trip
for hands-on experience identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks and sign in
The program starts at 7:30 p.m. at Six Rivers Masonic
Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Bring a mug to enjoy shade-grown coffee,
and come fragrance-free.
Join us for our regularly scheduled field trips and meetings:
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.
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.
Third Sunday Walk on the Eureka Waterfront
Accompany Redwood Region Audubon Society
on Sunday, November 20 for a field trip to the Eureka Waterfront.
Ralph Bucher at 9 a.m. at the foot of W. Del Norte. Attendees will then travel to Truesdale Street and bird along the trail through the Elk River Wildlife
Keep Up to Date Via RRAS Listserv
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.
Our great photos:
Marsh Wren by
Leslie Scopes Anderson
Great Blue Heron by
Red-tailed Hawk by
The 2nd edition of RRAS’ Common Birds of Northwest California
local birder Kenneth Burton and photographer Leslie Anderson is now