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 are held at various locations on the second Saturday of each month and our Local Weekday Bird Walks are held once a month on Thursdays. Due to high temperatures and low bird activity, these bird walks are suspended during the months of July and August. 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.
BirdWords – Vultures Soar to do the Dirty Work
Dan Greaney treats us to his article on Turkey Vultures in the latest BirdWords on our blog!
Featured Video – Turkey Vultures Flying Over Turtle Bay
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