Tours and Talks with the Redwood Region Audubon Society , November 2021

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, November 6, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meet leader Ken Burton at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Many shorebirds and waterbirds as well as terrestrial species will have settled in for the winter. Keep an ear out for the few overwintering species that sing in these cold winter months. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email [email protected] with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a Women & Girls Birdwatching Walk along the Eureka Waterfront on Sunday, November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This is the sixth in a series of monthly bird watching trips led by women birders for women and girls; focused on creating inclusive, collaborative spaces for both novice and experienced female birders. Join leader Sarah Hobart for this birding tour that will include a photography component if you are interested and will be easily accessible for those with limited mobility or a wheelchair. Bring your binoculars and your camera. For reservations and meeting location, contact Janelle at [email protected].

Redwood Region Audubon Society invites you to an online presentation on Friday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m., entitled “Clark’s Nutcrackers and Whitebark Pine: Pivotal Players in our Western Mountains” with Taza Schaming.

Whitebark pine and Clark’s nutcrackers have a fascinating relationship: the trees provide rich, fatty seeds (with more calories per pound than chocolate), and the birds “plant” the trees’ seeds. A single bird may hide up to 98,000 seeds in a year. These food caches help the birds get through the winter, and the leftovers grow into new trees. Whitebark pine is rapidly disappearing, largely due to mountain pine beetles and invasive blister rust. This problem is more urgent than it first seems because these high altitude pines and nutcrackers play critical roles in forest regeneration and ecosystem function. The whitebark pine provides high-energy seeds for many animal species, including grizzly bear, and they retain snow (and thus drinking water) on the upper slopes of the western mountains. The Clark’s nutcracker disperses seed for at least ten other conifer species.

Taza Schaming has been investigating the impact of the decline of whitebark pine on Clark’s nutcrackers, studying the stability and resilience of the Clark’s nutcracker-whitebark pine mutualism, to help ensure persistence of these species and the nutcracker’s seed dispersal function. She carries out her research in both the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Washington’s Cascades, with the ultimate goal of determining which management actions will increase the persistence of nutcrackers throughout their range.

Taza grew up in a log cabin in upstate New York. After finishing her Bachelor degree at Tufts University, she moved to Wyoming for the backcountry snowboarding. She spent time travelling around the world and doing a variety of research on birds, amphibians, plants, and conservation, then completed her Master’s at Cornell, before developing her PhD research on nutcrackers. She finished her PhD at Cornell University in 2016, and is continuing her research as a Wildlife Ecologist through Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative and a Research Associate at Central Washington University.

Visit rras.org to obtain the Zoom presentation 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, November 13, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meet leader Jim Clark at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Many shorebirds and waterbirds as well as terrestrial species will have settled in for the winter. Keep an ear out for the few overwintering species that sing in these cold winter months. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email [email protected] with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with leader Ralph Bucher. This is a wonderful, two- to three- hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area which hosts an abundance of waterbirds, shorebirds, waders, songbirds and raptors throughout the winter months. It takes a leisurely pace with an emphasis on enjoying the birds! Beginners are more than welcome. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email [email protected] with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, November 20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meet leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Many shorebirds and waterbirds as well as terrestrial species will have settled in for the winter. Keep an ear out for the few overwintering species that sing in these cold winter months. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email [email protected] with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for Beginning Birdwatching & Project FeederWatch at the Jacoby Creek School Garden just north of Jacoby Creek School in Bayside on Saturday November 20. Drop-in anytime between 10am to 12pm, every 3rd Saturday through April 9, 2022. Everyone is welcome to come watch and learn about birds in an informal, family-friendly setting. Bring binoculars and be prepared to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. For more information, contact Denise Seeger, [email protected]

Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour along the Eureka Waterfront Trail on Sunday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with leader Ralph Bucher. The Eureka Waterfront regularly provides up-close views of Peregrine falcons, loons, grebes, gulls, and many species of shorebird and this trip can be a great reminder that even the more developed areas of Humboldt have incredible bird diversity. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email [email protected] with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, November 27, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meet leader Bob Battagin at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Many shorebirds and waterbirds as well as terrestrial species will have settled in for the winter. Keep an ear out for the few overwintering species that sing in these cold winter months. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Please visit www.rras.org for COVID-19 participation guidelines. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email [email protected] with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.

Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday on Saturday, November 27, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Help create bird-friendly native habitat and restore a section of the bay trail. The trail section is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. We will provide tools and packaged snacks. Please bring your own water, gloves, and face mask. Please contact Jeremy Cashen at [email protected] or 214-605-7368.

Date

Nov 06 2021
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8:30 am - 11:00 am

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