Descriptions of special events--those not regularly held by the RRAS--are listed below. Upcoming special events are listed on our Calendar.
We participate in (and highly recommend attending) Godwit Days, which will be held April 17-23, 2014. View the Godwit Days website to learn more.
Godwit Days is a week-long event that offers over 100 small group field trips, lectures, workshops, boating excursions, and community activities. Godwit Days is offered each spring at the peak of spring migration. Shorebirds abound and special opportunities are planned to see many other species, including the Marbled Murrelet, Spotted Owl, and Snowy Plover.
Winners of our Bird Art and Nature Writing Contests receive their awards during the Festival. All art entries are displayed in the Arcata Community Center from Friday through Sunday. Copies of winning artwork are shown at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center during May.
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)
RRAS members lead a field trip during May in Orleans as part of International Migratory Bird Day. IMBD is an international education program that centers on the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. IMBD is an Environment for the Americas (EFTA) program.
Humboldt County Fair
Native Plant Tours
In 2004-5 and 2007, RRAS organized Wildlife & Native Plant Garden Tours, cosponsored by the California Native Plant Society. This popular fundraiser showed attendees how to incorporate plants that attract pollinators (hummingbirds, bees, butterflies) and/or are native species through touring local properties.
Native Plant Tour
RRAS occasionally holds a picnic for members.