Publications & Merchandise

The 2nd 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 165 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:
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
Eureka Books
Friends of the Dunes
Northtown Books
Strictly for the Birds  

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
Common Birds of Northwest California: Del Norte, Humboldt & Trinity Counties (2013) by Kenneth M. Burton & Leslie Scopes Anderson, published by RRAS Chapter. ISBN 978-0-9760380-2-3. This book devotes a full page of text, photos, and charts to each of the 150 birds most commonly reported to eBird in this tri-county area. The volume is arranged in taxonomic order and includes frequency graphs, habitat information, and an abundance photos illustrating age, sex, and seasonal plumage differences. 6”x9” spiral-bound format. $24.95 from bookstores. If ordering directly from RRAS, add $2.05 sales tax and $1 S&H for a final cost of $28. Contact Ralph Bucher at or (707) 499-1247 to order.
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.