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.

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

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. Meet at the concrete monolith at Turtle Bay (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.

Kids Birding at Turtle Bay

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 Turtle Bay and meet at the Turtle Bay Monolith. 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.

NOTE: Steady or heavy rain cancels bird walks.

The 115th Christmas Bird Count begins on Sunday, December 14th, 2014, and runs through Monday, January 5th, 2015

There are four local Christmas Bird Counts in our area. Check our “Calendar” page for full details. You can also click on the map below or type in a specific location in the map’s search box.

16th Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway

Birders and nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend the 16th Annual Snow Goose Festival, one of the premier birding events in California. This action-packed 5-day event celebrates the millions of waterfowl migrating along the Pacific Flyway that call the Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months. Learn more about this event in our blog post.

Ross's Geese

Ross’s Geese Taking Flight

Audubon California Bird of the Year – Allen’s Hummingbird

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Allen's Hummingbird

Featured Video – Audubon Takes Flight!

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.