Redwood Region Audubon Society events, May 2022

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Gorgeous ponds, fields, and easy-to-access trail make it one of the most popular birding spots in Humboldt. Please let us know you plan to attend. Contact Ralph Bucher [email protected]

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free, Bilingual Women and Girls Birdwatching Walk at Ma-le’l Dunes North on Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with leader Daisy Ambriz-Peres. This location combines the beauty and birding of Humboldt’s wetlands, forests, and dunes with shorebirds and waterbirds using the Mad River Slough and many species of sparrows, warblers, finches, and thrushes singing, and likely starting to nest, in the forests as well. The native dune vegetation here is also a hallmark for native dune restoration. For reservations and meeting location, contact [email protected].

Únase a Daisy Ambriz-Peres para un viaje bilingüe de observación de aves para mujeres y niñas en Ma-le’l Dunes North. Este magnífico lugar combina la belleza y la observación de aves de los humedales, bosques y dunas de Humboldt. Encontrarás aves playeras y acuáticas que usan el lodazal del río Mad y muchas especies de gorriones, currucas, y zorzales cantantadoras; que probablemente están comenzando a anidar en los bosques. La vegetación nativa en este lugar es un sello distintivo de la restauración de dunas. Para reservar su lugar, mande un correo electrónico a [email protected].

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meet leader Ralph Bucher for a walk along the Shorebird Loop Trail where spring migrants may be starting to show up. Swallows, warblers, sparrows, and thrushes may be found in the productive wetland habitats of this iconic Humboldt birding spot. The two mile walk is along a wide, flat, packed gravel trail and easily accessible. Contact Ralph Bucher to sign up for this field trip at [email protected].

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on Friday, May 13 for “Why Birdsong is Music – the Theory and Application” with Dr. Doug Carroll at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,  24 Fellowship Way in Bayside,  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a reception with light refreshments from 6:30 to 7:00. The program will begin at 7:00. Doug Carroll will discuss his theory of defining music to include birdsong and not just human artistic creation. The talk will focus on the songs and sounds of birds but also will feature those of insects and mammals, and additionally he will cover natural sound recording techniques. The program will conclude with an interspecies musical piece performed live by Carroll on cello and accompanied by recorded birdsong. This will be the first in-person program hosted by Redwood Region Audubon Society since the pandemic, and weather permitting, it will be held outdoors, so it may also incorporate some live bird melodies! Doug is a cellist, composer and audio engineer whose work has spanned decades. He has performed in Europe and North America at major music festivals, and with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in the world premiere of “Ocean.” Doug taught audio and radio production at San Francisco State University and Menlo College. He holds an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College and an EdD from the University of San Francisco. Doug has recorded three CDs featuring animal sounds including “Music for Cello and Wild Animals” and has received over 1 million streams and downloads on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music. Reservations are required – please call or text 707-267-4055 and provide your name and number of attendees.  In case of rain, the program will be held inside, where attendees must be masked and only 45 people can be accommodated.  We will broadcast a simultaneous Zoom of the live program. Visit www.rras.org  for the link.

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Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet leader Michael Morris at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Gorgeous ponds, fields, and easy-to-access trail make it one of the most popular birding spots in Humboldt. Please let us know you plan to attend. Contact Ralph Bucher [email protected]

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a Birding Tour of West End Road on Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We’ll start with a short walk on the Arcata Ridge Trail, then proceed to Blue Lake in as few vehicles as possible (vaccinations required, masks optional, windows open). Emphasis will be on birding by ear, so this will be a good opportunity to learn or brush up on vocalizations of a wide variety of species. Meet leader Ken Burton at the north end of the Arcata Ridge Trail (40.8924 -124.0800) just north of the Highway 101 overpass on West End Road at 8:00 a.m. Contact Ken Burton at [email protected]

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour along the Eureka Waterfront Trail on Sunday, May 15, 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 comparable to many more remote locations. This walk is on a flat, paved trail that is easily accessible. Contact Ralph Bucher 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, May 21, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet leader Bob Battagin at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Gorgeous ponds, fields, and easy-to-access trail make it one of the most popular birding spots in Humboldt. Please let us know you plan to attend. Contact Ralph Bucher [email protected]

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, May 28, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and meet leader Drew Meyer at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Gorgeous ponds, fields, and easy-to-access trail make it one of the most popular birding spots in Humboldt. Please let us know you plan to attend. Contact Ralph Bucher [email protected]

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on Saturday, May 28, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday. Help create bird-friendly native habitat and restore a section of the bay trail by removing invasive plants and trash. The trail section is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. We will provide tools, gloves and packaged snacks. Please bring your own drinking water. Contact Jeremy Cashen at [email protected]  or 214-605-7368.

Date

May 07 2022
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Time

8:30 am - 11:00 pm