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
email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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
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