Welcome!

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!


 
Saturday, January 7 - look for "Winter Rarities" or join the Winter Raptor Survey.
 
'Winter Rarities' participants will start in Arcata and end in the Ferndale area, concentrating on looking for rarities that were found on the Arcata and Centerville Christmas Bird Counts while also enjoying the species we expect to see along the way. Most years we see around 90 to 100 species total and sometimes even add our own rarities.
 
Contact leader Rob Fowler at (707) 839-3493 or migratoriusfwlr@gmail.com. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Arcata Marsh G Street parking lot. Bring lunch and dress warmly; expect to end around 4 p.m. Heavy rain cancels.  
 
This will be the 10th consecutive year of Winter RaptorSurveys in the Loleta/Ferndale area. The tentative survey date for this month is January 7, weather permitting. If you have not participated before or would like more information, please contact Ken Burton at shrikethree@gmail.com.
 
Friday, January 13
 Enjoy a presentation entitled “The Wonders of Arctic Shorebirds: A Look into Breeding Ecology and Changing Ecosystems” by Aaron Gottesman, HSU Wildlife graduate student.
 
Alaska is the summer home to millions of breeding shorebirds, and the array of species exhibit incredibly diverse life histories. Despite population declines, the huge numbers of breeding shorebirds in the Arctic coastal plain of Alaska make them ideal subjects for investigating impacts of environmental change.
 
Aaron Gottesman will share his experience working in Alaska conducting shorebird biology and climate change research. He will highlight the wonders of shorebird breeding ecologies and the potential implications of climate change to these populations. 
 
Program starts at 7:30 p.m. at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata.  Bring a mug to enjoy shade-grown coffee, and please come fragrance-free.
 

 

 

Join us for our regularly scheduled field trips and meetings:

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.
 
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.
 
Meet leader 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 Sanctuary.
 
Contact Ralph at (707) 499-1247 or via email at thebook@reninet.com.

 

 

 
Current Environmental Activities
 
RRAS has join California State Audubon and many other organizations and agencies opposing Coast Seafood's proposed mariculture expansion project.
 
 
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.
 
 Special Opportunity!

Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to enter the Student Bird Art Contest!  See details here.


 
 
 
 

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.

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Our great photos:
Marsh Wren by
Leslie Scopes Anderson 
 
Great Blue Heron by
Jeanie Breslin
 
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.
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