Publications & Merchandise

The 3rd edition of RRAS’ Common Birds of Northwest California by local birder Kenneth Burton and photographer Leslie Anderson is now available! This acclaimed book introduces readers to the 164 most-reported birds in Del Norte, Humboldt, and Trinity Counties, with a full page dedicated to each species. Each species account includes the bird’s classification, size, seasonal status, and habitat preferences; three paragraphs of text describing its nomenclature, ecology, and identification; and stunning photos of different poses and plumages. 
You can find this book at:

Blake’s Books

2005 Central Ave.
McKinleyville, CA 95519
707 839-8800

Northtown Books

957 H Street
Arcata, CA 95512

Arcata Marsh Visitor’s Center

569 S. G Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Barne’s Arcata Family Drugstore

1080 G Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Eureka Books

426 2nd Street
Eureka, CA 95501

The Booklegger

402 2nd Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Chapman’s Bookery

475 Main Street
Ferndale, CA 95536
Another great book is A Birding Guide to Humboldt County. This invaluable guidebook was written by local ornithologist and birding guide, Kenneth Burton, and designed by Arcata-based graphic designer and photographer, Leslie Scopes Anderson. It links well-known and obscure birding sites, some of them only recently opened to the public, into 25 routes spanning the entire county. The book features gorgeous photographs by Anderson, Burton, and others as well as detailed maps and directions and aids for navigating by GPS. For more details, including purchasing, read more...

RRAS offers books, CDs, checklists, shirts, hats, patches, and mugs. Shirts, hats, mugs, and patches feature the RRAS Marbled Murrelet logo. Items may be purchased at the RRAS Godwit Café during the Godwit Days festival or at monthly programs.

Item Description Cost

Field Checklist of Northwest California Birds (2008) by Dr. Stanley Harris, published by RRAS Chapter. This is an excellent guide to birds found in the northwest U.S. This can be purchased from RRAS, the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center (569 South G Street, Arcata), or Strictly for the Birds (123 F Street, Eureka) $1
Short-sleeved T-shirt dark green, medium blue, or sand color. Marbled Murrelet logo, Sizes S-L $10
Short-sleeved T-shirt medium blue or sand color. Marbled Murrelet logo, Sizes XL-XXL $15
Baseball Cap Cool Max brown. Marbled Murrelet logo. $15
Baseball Cap 100% cotton green or brown. Marbled Murrelet logo. $15
Travel Mug with lid Stainless steel. Marbled Murrelet logo. $10
Iron-on Patch 3-inch Marbled Murrelet logo. $5

Important Bird Areas book 286-page book published by Audubon California; author Daniel Cooper. $10
Northwestern California Bird Songs CD This double CD set by David Fix and Ron LeValley will help you learn songs and calls to identify local birds. $15

Shirts, hats, mugs, and patches feature the RRAS Marbled Murrelet logo.

The Marbled Murrelet is a small seabird bird that nests in the redwood forests. The numbers of Marbled Murrelet began to decline in the late 1800's when its nesting trees became a focus of the logging industry.

Using the image of the Marbled Murrelet in our logo reflects our mission:

  • act to promote a wise, balanced, responsible, and ethical use of natural systems on a local, national, and global scale; and


  • protect the biotic and abiotic components of local, national, and global natural systems.