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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Saturday, September 3, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Chet Ogan at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for incredible views of Humboldt Bay, easy-to-walk trails, and a great diversity of birdlife. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

September 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Women and Girls Birdwatching
Trip leader, Janelle Chojnacki, will help you spice up a weekday evening with this free guided walk around the Arcata Marsh. We will likely observe many migratory species, including foraging swallows and swifts, warblers, flycatchers, and maybe some raptors getting a last meal before night. Evening walks always carry the possibility of viewing the plethora of night herons taking off from their diurnal roosts and seeing owls out and about! Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. Meet at the south end of I Street (Klopp Lake). Reservations are not required.  

Saturday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
South Fork Eel River and Southern Humboldt Community Park
Trip leader Ann Constantino will focus on riparian species and look for migrants who might use the abundant food resources that riparian areas can provide. Email Andrew.RRAS[at]gmail.com for details or just show up at Tooby Memorial Park to join us.

Saturday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
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 and a diverse range of shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and waders. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

Sunday, September 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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. Email Ralph to sign up at thebook@reninet.com.

Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
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 and a diverse range of shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and waders. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

Saturday, September 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader ­­­­­Cindy Moyer at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy to walk trails and a diverse range of shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and waders. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wigi Wetlands Restoration Work Day
We'll be working on removing seed heads, pulling invasive plants, and picking up trash. A skilled equipment operator will also be on-site using an excavator to remove "old growth" plants and roots that we've subdued by hand. It'll be fun to watch! The restoration site is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. Tools, gloves, and packaged snacks will be provided. Please bring your own drinking water. Contact Jeremy Cashen at jeremy.cashen@yahoo.com or 214-605-7368.
 
Sunday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Eureka Waterfront Trail
with leader Ralph Bucher. This relatively urban trail offers the potential to observe species abundance and diversity compared to many more remote locations. 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

Sunday, September 25  All day
Titlow Hill/Forest Service Route 1 
Join trip leader Ken Burton to explore! This area is Humboldt's premier montane birding locale but is not visited much at this time of year; let's see what we can find!  Potential species of interest include Mountain Quail, Sooty Grouse, White-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, and Cassin's Finch. Meet in front of Pepper's on Valley West Boulevard in Arcata at 8:00 a.m. to carpool or at the base of Titlow Hill Road at 8:45 a.m. Contact Ken at 707-499-1146 or shrikethree[at]gmail.com for further information. 
 
Sunday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Viewing local seabirds from a kayak
In partnership with Kayak Trinidad, we will ply the waters of Trinidad Bay with professional kayak guides seeking out Marbled Murrelets, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, Black Oystercatchers, and more. We should encounter juvenile Marbled Murrelets on this trip. All kayaks and gear are provided. Space is limited and reservations are required. Costs for this trip are $109 per person. Call Kayak Trinidad at (707) 329-0085 to reserve a spot on this seabirding adventure. Contact Andrew Orahoske at Andrew.RRAS[at]gmail.com with any additional 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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