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.
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 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. During the Turtle Bay construction, we will meet at Venture Properties, the first left before the Convention Center (map) on the first 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.
Our Second Saturday Bird Walks meet at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month except July and August. The September, October, April, May and June bird walks take place at Shasta College where we meet in Shasta College’s north parking lot. See map. The November, December, January, February and March walks take place at various locations. 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 the Calendar Page for more information.
NOTE: Steady or heavy rain cancels bird walks.
The Great Backyard Bird Count Begins February 12th!
With the El Niño weather phenomenon warming Pacific waters to temperatures matching the highest ever recorded, participants in the 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), may be in for a few surprises. The 19th annual GBBC is taking place worldwide February 12 through 15. Information gathered and reported online at birdcount.org will help scientists track changes in bird distribution, some of which may be traced to El Niño storms and unusual weather patterns. For more information on the GBBC go to their website.
The latest “BirdWords” article, authored by our education chair Dan Greaney, is posted on our blog.
Featured Video – Birders Rally Against Occupants Of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the one less traveled by — offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”