Field Trips, Special Events and Work Days

Redwood Region Audubon Society advocates for the protection of birds and wildlife by supporting local conservation efforts to protect wildlife and their habitat.

 
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Our guided walks are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, February 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Chet Ogan at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails, a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay, a possible otter sighting, and a diverse range of overwintering birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons and egrets, raptors, and songbirds.

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, February 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails, a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay, a possible otter sighting, and a diverse range of overwintering birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons and egrets, raptors, and songbirds.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, February 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet leader Ralph Bucher at the Visitor Center for this two-mile walk along a wide, flat trail that is packed gravel and easily accessible. Just outside of town, this refuge offers astounding and easy access to tidally-influenced habitats including mudflats, riparian vegetation, conifers, and a bay that hosts a variety of geese, raptors, shorebirds, and waders. Email Ralph to sign up at thebook@reninet.com.

Women's and Girls' Birding Trip
Hookton Slough Unit of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge & Loleta Farmlands
Sunday, February 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join trip leaders Susan Penn and Susan O’Connor as we adventure to the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Loleta area. Meet at the Hookton Slough Unit where we’ll start looking for grebes, ducks, pelicans, and shorebirds. We may see meadowlarks, swans, and surf scoters, too! From there we will drive towards Loleta, make a couple of stops to watch for raptors, and check ponds for freshwater-loving birds. We will circle back and end our day at the Hookton Slough Refuge. To get to the Hookton Slough Unit, take exit 696 off Highway 101. Northbound, turn left and go west over the overpass and take a right on Hookton Road. Follow the road about 1.2 miles and you will see the signed turn-off to the parking lot on your right. Southbound, go straight ahead from the off-ramp stop sign. Follow Hookton Road west about 1.2 miles, and take the signed turn-off down to the parking lot. Contact Susan Penn with questions susanpenn60[at]gmail.com.

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, February 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Michael Morris at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails, a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay, a possible otter sighting, and a diverse range of overwintering birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons and egrets, raptors, and songbirds.

Eureka Waterfront Trail
Sunday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Join walk leader Ralph Bucher on this relatively urban trail offers the potential to observe species abundance and diversity compared to many more remote locations. Keep an eye and ear out for the Peregrine falcons that frequent the Samoa Bridge. This walk is on a flat, paved trail that is wheelchair accessible. Email Ralph to sign up for this field trip at thebook@reninet.com

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, February 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Elizabeth Meisman at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails, a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay, a possible otter sighting, and a diverse range of overwintering birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons and egrets, raptors, and songbirds.

Southern Humboldt Birding Walk
February 25 at 8:30 a.m.
This walk includes 2-3 miles of gentle walking through riparian, grassland, and mixed hardwood forests with bird species varying by season. In the winter, white-crowned and golden-crowned sparrows abound and Lincoln’s sparrows, Northern harriers, and Wilson’s snipe might be observed, as well as the year-round residents like jays, towhees, woodpeckers, and several raptor species. Meet at the Tooby Park parking lot in Garberville. This trip occurs on the fourth Saturday of every month and the trip leaders vary by month and rain cancels, email annconstantino[at]gmail.com with questions.

Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday
Saturday, February 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Help create bird-friendly native habitats and restore a section of the bay trail by removing invasive plants and trash. The trail section is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. We will provide tools, gloves, and packaged snacks. Please bring your own drinking water. Contact Jeremy Cashen at jeremy.cashen@yahoo.com or 214-605-7368.

Big Lagoon Birding Adventure
Sunday, February 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Join trip leader Carol Wilson who has surveyed many species of birds around this beach, including snowy plovers, ducks, grebes in the lagoon, pipits, and sometimes meadowlarks in the restored dunes. Sparrows, blackbirds, corvids, and the occasional kestrel also frequent this beautiful landscape. Meet at the Big Lagoon County Parking lot (cash fee of $5 for day use) and email Carol at capepeirce[at]yahoo.com with questions.

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The purposes and objectives of this corporation shall be to engage in such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic, and charitable pursuits as may be part of the stated purposes of the National Audubon Society, of which this corporation shall function as a Chapter.

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