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!

Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a most entertaining evening entitled “Bird Highlights from the State of Jefferson & Beyond.” Local experts will discuss some of the many interesting birds that graced our shores this summer, and show photos and share stories from adventures both near and far. Leslie Stokes Anderson, David Price, Rob Fowler, Jared Wolfe, and David Fix are among those who have agreed to present vignettes. If you would like to share some thoughts, a short poem, or some pictures, contact cjralph@humboldt1.com.
 
This free program will be at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. The event will also feature desserts, tea, and shade-grown coffee. Bring your own mug, and please come fragrance-free.

Sunday September 11th from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Redwood Parks Conservancy and Redwood Region Audubon Society invite all nature lovers to join wildlife biologist, Craig Strong, for a morning of coastal birding and marine mammal watching.
 
Meet Craig at 8:45 a.m. on the west side of the Chartroom Restaurant on Anchor Way in Crescent City. This is prime shorebird migration season when numerous species of coastal birds travel the Pacific Flyway in the Del Norte coastal area. Participants should bring snacks, drinking water, binoculars, bird books, and spotting scopes if they have them.
 
For more information contact Sue, (707) 465-6191. 
 
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 Saturday of each month: bird walk at the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville. Contact Jay Sooter (707) 444-8001 for more information. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate and revel in the beauty of the park and its avian inhabitants on this easy, two to three-hour walk. Binoculars are not provided and dogs are not allowed. Steady rain cancels. Park at the Tooby Park parking lot, which is about 100 yards past the entrance to the park. Start time for the walk varies seasonally, so please check our calendar!

Second Friday general meetings return! Free public programs start at 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 Special Event!

Sunday September 11th from 9 a.m. to noon.
A morning of coastal birding and marine mammal watching in Crescent City with wildlife biologist Craig Strong. (See listing on this page for details.)
 
 
 
Student Nature Writing Contest
Students from all over Humboldt County wrote intriguing stories,  poems and essays as part of the annual Godwit Days celebration. Read the best of their work here!
 
Student Bird Art Contest
This year, 980 pieces of art (a new record by over 200!) were submitted from Humboldt County students in grades K through 12. Some 38 cash prizes totaling $600, plus 35 honorable mentions, were awarded at the 21st annual Godwit Days Festival in mid-April. Here are the winning pieces and their creators!
 


 

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
 
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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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