Free Guided Birding Trips with Redwood Region Audubon Society

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, September 3, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Chet Ogan at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for incredible views of Humboldt Bay, easy-to-walk trails, and a great diversity of birdlife. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for the monthly Women and Girls Birdwatching series on September 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trip leader, Janelle Chojnacki, will help you spice up a weekday evening with this free guided walk around the Arcata Marsh. We will likely observe many migratory species, including foraging swallows and swifts, warblers, flycatchers, and maybe some raptors getting a last meal before night. Evening walks always carry the possibility of viewing the plethora of night herons taking off from their diurnal roosts and seeing owls out and about! Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. Meet at the south end of I Street (Klopp Lake). Reservations are not required.

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a morning bird walk along the South Fork Eel River and Southern Humboldt Community Park on Saturday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Trip leader Ann Constantino will focus on riparian species and look for migrants who might use the abundant food resources that riparian areas can provide. Email Andrew.RRAS[at]gmail.com for details or just show up at Tooby Memorial Park to join us.

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy to walk trails and a diverse range of shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and waders. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, September 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meet leader Ralph Bucher at the Visitor Center for this two-mile walk along a wide, flat trail that is packed gravel and easily accessible. Email Ralph to sign up at [email protected].

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader ­­­­­Michael Morris at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy to walk trails and a diverse range of shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and waders. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society’s Jim Clark and Humboldt County Publics Works Natural Resources Planning’s Bob Vogt for a free, two-hour tour of the McKay Community Forest on Tuesday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come learn and provide input about the community forest plans for trails and access. We’ll also be checking out great spots to bird! The 1-2 mile tour starts at the top of the access road on Harris Street west of Hubbard Lane at 9:00 AM. Due to the Redwood acres fairgrounds being used as a staging area for the Six River Lightning Strike fire suppression team, access is via Harris from the west. From North 101 take West Ave to S or Harrison, then to Harris, then left onto Harris. Please avoid the Myrtle Ave./Hubbard Ln, route to avoid fire vehicle traffic.

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour along the Eureka Waterfront Trail on Sunday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with leader Ralph Bucher. This relatively urban trail offers the potential to observe species abundance and diversity compared to many more remote locations. This walk is on a flat, paved trail that is wheelchair accessible. Email Ralph to sign up for this field trip at [email protected]

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, September 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader ­­­­­Cindy Moyer at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy to walk trails and a diverse range of shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and waders. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys so come observe and enjoy the migratory behaviors and feeding frenzies that will likely be encountered!

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a special Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday. We’ll be working on removing seed heads, pulling invasive plants, and picking up trash. A skilled equipment operator will also be on-site using an excavator to remove “old growth” plants and roots that we’ve subdued by hand. It’ll be fun to watch! The restoration site is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. Tools, gloves, and packaged snacks will be provided. Please bring your own drinking water. Contact Jeremy Cashen at [email protected] or 214-605-7368.


Join Redwood Region Audubon Society and field trip leader Ken Burton on Sunday, September 25 for an all-day exploration of the Titlow Hill/Forest Service Route 1 area. This area is Humboldt’s premier montane birding locale but is not visited much at this time of year; let’s see what we can find!  Potential species of interest include Mountain Quail, Sooty Grouse, White-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Townsend’s Solitaire, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, and Cassin’s Finch. Meet in front of Pepper’s on Valley West Boulevard in Arcata at 8:00 a.m. to carpool or at the base of Titlow Hill Road at 8:45 a.m. Contact Ken at 707-499-1146 or shrikethree[at]gmail.com for further information.

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society in partnership with a local guiding company, Kayak Trinidad, for an exciting morning viewing local seabirds from a kayak. On Sunday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., we will ply the waters of Trinidad Bay with professional kayak guides seeking out Marbled Murrelets, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, Black Oystercatchers, and more. We should encounter juvenile Marbled Murrelets on this trip. All kayaks and gear are provided. Space is limited and reservations are required. Costs for this trip are $109 per person. Call Kayak Trinidad at (707) 329-0085 to reserve a spot on this seabirding adventure. Contact Andrew Orahoske at Andrew.RRAS[at]gmail.com with any additional questions.

Date

Sep 03 - 04 2022
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All Day