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!

Volunteer Opporunities!

Saturday, April 7,  9:30 - noon 
Kid-friendly event (7 and up) 
Wigi Wetlands Cleanup and Invasive Plant Removal
Meet us behind the Bayshore mall in the Kohl’s parking lot 
Behind the Bayshore mall lies an area, formerly known as the Devil's Playground, and now called Wigi Wetlands!
RRAS has an open space easement over this property. Join us on Saturday, April 7, to start the enhancement of this piece of shoreline!
Meet us behind the Bayshore mall in the Kohl’s parking lot and follow the signs to the wetland. No prior training necessary!
We will provide supplies such as, gloves, trash pickers, bags, buckets, weed wrenches, and snacks. You are encouraged to bring drinking water, sun protection, any garden tools you love to use, and wear comfortable clothes.
What are wetlands? Wetlands are a habitat for a variety of native plants and species. They serve as sponges that filter, purify and store water, meanwhile absorbing wind and tidal forces. Overall, the native plants help control water erosion.
Wigi was known as Parcel 4. It is the site of an abandoned mill. With the structures now demolished and the new trail open, we are enhancing this wetland. This event is brought to you by Empower Eureka, E.C.O Eureka, the City of Eureka Community Services Department and the Redwood Region Audubon Society. If you need more info contact us at (707) 441- 4206 or ecoeureka@ci.eureka.ca.gov.
North Coast Seabird Protection Network 
The North Coast Seabird Protection Network (NCSPN) monitors the seabird populations in Trinidad, California, in an effort to learn more about these populations, to identify and decrease sources of human-caused d

isturbances, and to protect these populations for future generations to enjoy.

If you are interested in becoming a NCSPN citizen scientist, here's information on our Spring Training Sessions beginning March 28.


Join us for our 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. 
March 10 - Inland Birding Adventure
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society 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! (530) 859-1874 or willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.
March 11 and 2nd Sunday of each month
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 at (707) 822-3613 for more information. 
March 18 - 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. 
Saturday, March 24 - Southern Humboldt
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 (but often shared). Water and a hat with a brim are recommended. Participants should park at the main entrance near the playground on Sprowl Creek Road at 8:30 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. Outhouses are available on the trail. Heavy rain cancels. (707) 923-7227. 
Sunday, March 25 - College of the Redwoods
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.


Saturday, February 17, 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 leaders Jay Sooter and Ann Constantino 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. (707)923-7227
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.

Local Birding Hotline: 707-822-5666
Volunteer Opportunities! 
Saturday, April 7 9:30 - noon
Wigi Wetlands clean up and invasive plant removal. Details on this page.
Northcoast Seabird Protection Network
Training starts March 28. Details on this page.
Godwit Days are coming!
And check out opportunities for students to share their creativity!
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.

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.