Join Redwood Region Audubon
Society for its annual banquet on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the D Street Neighborhood
Center, 13th and D Streets in Arcata from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Dr. Matthew Betts of Oregon State University
will give a fascinating presentation entitled “Hummingbird Highways: Why
Landscape Connections Matter to Pollination in the Tropics." He will discuss how as tropical forests
become increasingly broken up by roads, farm fields, pastures and other
developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and
contribute to a rich diversity of plant species.
Social hour begins at 5:30
p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Meat and
veggie options will be offered by Brett Schuler Catering. Tickets are priced at a sliding scale between
$35 and $75. To reserve tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org with
Banquet in the subject line or call 707-442-8862. The last day to make reservations is March 2.
This short trip will focus on rocky shorebirds and seabirds
to be found off the jetty. We hope to see Rock Sandpiper, Wandering
Tattler and the other common rocky shorebirds, and will scope for seabirds off
the tip of the jetty. Marbled Murrelets are often seen right off the jetty
and some years, Black-legged Kittiwakes and various tubenoses can be seen off the tip. Meet at 9 a.m. at the jetty parking lot at the south end of
the north spit. Contact leaders Alexa DeJoannis (202-288-5174) and Rob Fowler (707-839-3493) for more information. Trip will end around noon.
Redwood Region Audubon Society holds
its monthly Conservation Meeting at Rita’s Margaritas
and Mexican Grill, 1111 5th Street, Eureka. (707) 445-8311.
Redwood Region Audubon Society 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.
Meet leader Ralph
Bucher at 9 a.m.
the foot of Del Norte Street, where participants will scope birds from the
public dock. Attendees will then drive to the trailhead at Truesdale Street and
bird along the trail through the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. (707) 499-1247; email@example.com.
Redwood Region Audubon Society
is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
on Saturday, April 1. Bring your
binoculars and have a great morning birding! Meet leader Carol Wilson 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.
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.