About Us

The Wintu Audubon Society, founded in 1975, is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Redding and the Shasta County area. The mission of the Wintu Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. We promote enjoyment of the natural environment through education and interactive programs.

Violet-green Swallow Male

Violet-green Swallow Male

Wintu Audubon wants you!
Volunteer opportunities/chapter needs:

  • Leading field trips – one or two trips a year
  • Education – outreach to youth and adults
  • Website – website contributions and maintenance
  • Conservation – monitoring areas of interest for possible chapter action
  • Board Membership – help guide the direction of the chapter

The chapter supports creative contributions.  Contact: Webmaster@WintuAudubon.org for more information!

Please join us at our general meetings which are held the second Tuesday of the month at the United Way meeting room at 7 p.m. from September through May. The United Way is at 2280 Benton Drive, building B, next to the Senior Citizens and River Trail parking lot North of the Diestlehorst Bridge. See map

You’re invited to join us on our Second Saturday and Weekday Bird Walks. Youth/Beginning Bird Walks are designed for youth, grades 4-8 and up, and beginners of all ages.  We have binoculars to share. Meet at the concrete monolith at Turtle Bay (map) on the second Saturday of every month year-round, 9-11a.m., to learn the birds of our home town. Youth must be accompanied or signed in by an adult. Check the Calendar page for details.

Kids Birding at Turtle Bay

Our Regular Second Saturday walks for early risers meet at 8 a.m., also at the Turtle Bay Monolith, and are held the second Saturday of every month, September through March. In April the Regular Second Saturday Bird Walks move to Shasta College where we meet in Shasta College’s north parking lot.  Local Weekday Bird Walks are held once a month on weekdays.  All Second Saturday Bird Walks and Local Weekday Bird Walks are open to the public.

Check out our latest blog post on the recent inaugural Mountain Bird Festival in Ashland

George Horn, Bill Oliver and Larry Jordan attended this inaugural birding event which not only included looks at the Great Gray Owl but several other hard to find species like this Williamson’s Sapsucker!

Williamson's Sapsucker

Williamson’s Sapsucker Male

Featured Video – California Gnatcatcher

Watch this video on the California Gnatcatcher and read the post on the attempt to delist this endangered species.

Wintu Audubon Society Thanks the Redding Rancheria Community Fund

We wish to thank the Redding Rancheria Community Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation for their generous grant allowing us to redesign our website. With their contribution we were able to create a more interactive website giving our readers greater access to events and opportunities in our community and beyond.