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!

Join us for a field trip from Friday August 5 to Tuesday, August 9 to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Steens Mountain. Rob Fowler and Gary Bloomfield will lead this 5-day trip to this famed area in southeast Oregon. Participants should expect to see many birds that are not often observed in northwestern California. Pronghorn antelope and other mammals are sure to be enjoyed, too! Cost is $50 per person to help cover leader costs. Contact Rob Fowler for more information at migratoriusfwlr@gmail.com or 707-839-3493.
 
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!

 

 

 

 

 Lake Earl Birding Event Was a Great One!

There was great turnout on Saturday, June 11, in Del Norte for the Lake Earl field trip … 29 adults and 4 children! There is much interest in Del Norte among beginning birders.

36 species were recorded including Western grebe on the lagoon showing courting behavior.  See photos and the bird list here!

Early to Mid-July (on calm days) should be great for scoping the grebe's floating nests from Cadra Point, so plan an outing!
 
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!
 


 

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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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