Redwood Region Audubon Society


Welcome to the Redwood Region Audubon Society

RRAS is the northwestern California Chapter of the National Audubon Society, with over 850 members in Humboldt, Del Norte, and western Trinity County.


We carry out Our Mission through Fieldtrips, Meetings, our Newsletter,
Special Events
, Data Collection, Education Activities, and Lectures.
Our Membership page outlines some of the many ways you can get involved.

What's New and Exciting!

The Friday of May 8, 2015 the monthly RRAS talk will be given at our new location, The Eureka High School Media Center, 1915 J St., Eureka, CA. Dr.Greta Wengert, assistant director and senior ecologist for the Integral Ecology Research Center, will talk about: Environmental Challenges of Marijuana Cultivation in Northern California Forests. The May 8 Program program flyer is here:

May Program 2015 Eureka HS Map


RRAS and the NEC jointly will hold the first annual 2015 Tim McKay Birdathon May 1,2015 thru May 9, 2015. Birdathon


The winners of this year's Student Bird Art Contest, Bird Art 2015, and the Nature Writing Contest, Nature Writing 2015, at Godwit Days sponsored By the Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society have been announced.


Camp-out at Lassen Volcanic National Park—Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 26-28. A campout with the Redwood Region, Altacal and Redbud A.S. is being scheduled. We have enjoyed the birding and camping at the Lost Creek Group Campground over the years, so we are scheduling this event again this year. Group Camp Site #4 has been reserved for the nights of Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. This time of year is ideal for observing nesting birds. We are again inviting the Redwood Region, Altacal, and Redbud Audubon Societies to join us. Wintu folks can either camp at Lost Creek or drive up for either or both Saturday and Sunday. Campers can arrive at the camp site at a time of their choosing on Friday afternoon. Saturday day trippers should meet at the Redding Civic Auditorium (Convention Center) at 8:00 am Saturday morning to car pool. We will bird Manzanita Lake and vicinity on Saturday morning. The rest of the itinerary is open and will depend on the interests of the participants. Day trippers for Sunday, June 28, will meet at the camp site at 9:00 am. Lost Creek has primitive facilities---pit toilets and no electricity, but potable water is available. Contact Bill Oliver (Ph. 941-7741 or email for other particulars).


The April and May 2015 Trip List is hot off the press! View and print the list and start making plans!


The Conservation Committee has been hard at work developing a chapter policy on marijuana cultivation and restoration of environmental damage caused by some grow sites. The following is RRAS's policy on marijuana cultivation that was released to the public on January 7, 2015. Marijuana Policy Letter

Field Trips and Events

The RRAS offers weekly, monthly, and yearly field trips and events. Please view our calendar to learn more about what is happening this month.

Full descriptions of our events may be found on our Events page.

Breaking news (including special volunteer opportunities), The Sandpiper newsletters, and archived articles are on our News page. Click here for our latest SANDPIPER newsletter: Latest Sandpiper


Our Mission

Our Mission: a) act to promote a wise, balanced, responsible, and ethical use of natural systems on a local, national, and global scale; and b) protect the biotic and abiotic components of local, national, and global natural systems.

To report an injured or abandoned bird, please call the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center at 707-822-8839.


*Photos on this page by Leslie Anderson. Do not use without permission of the author.