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!
Join us on Friday, December 9 for a potluck followed
by a program entitled “Christmas Bird Counts: The Birds
You’ll Find in Humboldt’s Winter Habitats.”
Are you thinking of joining a Christmas Bird Count team this
year? Do you wonder if you’ll be a help or a hindrance as the team
tries to ID every bird? Would you like to know which species are here
in winter and which you can expect to see in different habitats? Then
this program is for you!
Jude Power, local birder and field trip
leader, will show examples of the main habitat types in Humboldt and
Del Norte counties and which bird species the CBC teams will likely
find in them. Feeder watchers will also find Jude’s talk helpful.
Potluck starts at 6:30 pm and programs starts at 7:30 p.m. at Six
Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Bring a dish to
share; we will provide drinks, plates, and utensils. Also 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
Christmas Bird Counts
(To download poster, click here.)
December 17. Count circle: centered on Arcata, stretching
north to McKinleyville south of Murray Road, west to Samoa and
Manila, east to Bayside up to the Baywood Golf Course, and south
including Freshwater and to Eureka along the waterfront to the Elk
River. Compiler: Tony Kurz (email@example.com;
Del Norte County: Sunday,
December 18. Count circle: includes Crescent City, Smith
River, Fort Dick, Lake Earl, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State
Park/Redwood National Park, and the western portion of the Smith
River National Recreation Area. Contacts: Alan Barron
 954-7668) and Gary Lester ( 839-3373).
Willow Creek: Monday,
December 26? (weather permitting): Count circle: centered
on Willow Creek, includes Horse Mountain, portions of the South Fork
& Main Stem of the Trinity River, Salyer, and the southern Hoopa
Valley. Compiler: Melissa Dougherty (firstname.lastname@example.org;
Centerville Beach to King Salmon:
Sunday, January 1, 2017. Count circle: centered on
Loleta, divided into sectors of 1) Fields Landing, King Salmon, and
College of the Redwoods; 2) Table Bluff; 3) Loleta; 4) Fortuna; 5)
Ferndale; 6) Centerville Rd; 7) Port Kenyon Rd; 8) Grizzly Bluff Rd;
9) South Spit; 10) Centerville Beach; 11) Elk River Valley; 12)
Humboldt Hill; and 13) Salt River. Compiler: Sean McAllister
Tall Trees: Monday,
January 2: Count circle: from Big Lagoon to Orick and
Lyons Ranch. Compiler: Ken Burton (email@example.com;
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