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 December “Second Friday” Program will be held at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata, December 11, 2015 for the Christmas Bird Count Brush-up and Potluck. The potluck will begin at 6:30 PM, and the bird ID brush-up will be led by Sean McAllister from 7:30 -9:00 PM.


Rebecca Kimbel regularly video tapes our monthly programs and posts and archives these on her youtube channel. You can view these past programs at: 2ND Friday Talk


The December 2015 Official Public Service Announcements


For the month of December 2015 we have prepared additional PSA's for the Christmas Bird Counts, The winter Raptor Surveys, and an Update on the Yearly Banquet. Please view these at: December Special


The December-Janurary 2015-16 Trip List is hot off the press! View and print the list and start making plans!


Winter Raptor Surveys:
Please join us for the 9th consecutive season of winter raptor counts in Loleta and Ferndale! Once a month, we run a standardized 27-mile route and count all vultures, raptors, and shrikes observed within a 1-km-wide transect. Surveys typically run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No experience or expertise is necessary. This winter the schedule tentatively is December 17th, January 1, and February 6th. For more information, call Ken Burton at 707-499-1146 or Email at


RRAS is now creating a Humboldt County Area Birding Trails. We can use any photos you might have that you'd allow us to post on the website and as well as any description of the particular trail. You can also suggest any additions we missed. Email me Ralph Bucher at: You can see the draft list created by Jim Clark: Humboldt County Birding Trails



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. Subscribe in one of two ways: 1) through a Webpage at or 2) via e-mail at All posts should give complete information on the event, sponsor (limited to nonprofit groups and governmental agencies), location, date/time, and contact. This site is NOT for reporting bird sightings; other venues exist for that purpose.


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.