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!

Special Events and Field Trips Coming Up This Month!
 
 
Friday, February 17- Monday, February 20
2017 Great Backyard Bird Count
Help scientists study birds by joining the Great Backyard Bird Count! You can make a difference by counting for as little as 15 minutes. Sign up: http://gbbc.birdcount.org 
 
Saturday, February 18 - Inland Birding Adventure

Join us for an inland birding adventure with leader Melissa Dougherty in Willow Creek. Meet at Studio 299 (75 The Terrace, Willow Creek) after 9:00 a.m. to arrange carpooling. The group will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end around noon. All ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome! Contact Melissa at 530-859-1874 or willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.

 
Friday, February 10

Join us for a presentation entitled “Wildlife Tracking: the past, present, and future of an ancient art.”

Professional wildlife tracker Phil Johnston will cover the basics of tracking, from its roots in early human evolution on the African savanna, to its modern applications for science and education. The talk will separate fact from fiction, dispelling common myths and highlighting a practical approach to wildlife tracking and nature connection. Phil will also share personal anecdotes from his experience tracking in northern California and elsewhere in the world.
 
The talk will be followed up on Saturday, February 11, with a local field trip for hands-on experience identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks and sign in the field.
 
The 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 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.

 

 

 

 Mark you calendar for our Annual Banquet!

Saturday, March 4, 2017 

Dr. Matthew Betts of Oregon State University will give a fascinating presentation -

“Hummingbird Highways: Why Landscape Connections Matter to Pollination in the Tropics."

Last day to make reservations is February 28! 
 
 
Time to gather your team and pledges!
 
Current Environmental Activities
 
RRAS has join California State Audubon and many other organizations and agencies requesting additional conditions on 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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