About Us

Join us for our annual Lassen Volcanic National Park Campout June 18th – 20th. Check the Calendar Page for all the details.

You can get all the latest information on Shasta County’s COVID 19 status here.

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.

Hermit Thrush

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

If you like birds and people, and can offer at least 20 hrs/year in their support, please consider joining your Wintu Audubon Board.

The chapter is currently seeking its next generation of leaders. Our areas of action are in Education, Conservation, and in the stuff of our operation–scheduling Field Trips and monthly Programs, managing memberships, social media, communication, and digital presence, and tracking and spending money.

Right now we are seeking Directors-at-Large.
Directors-at-Large are voting members of the Board, but they are unassigned to any particular committee. This position allows new Board members to shop around and explore what areas they may want to specialize in. The position also allows old Board members to continue to share their expertise and to fill in where needed.
Directors-at-Large should attend the Board’s ten meetings/yr, and may take on additional duties as needs and interests develop. Meetings are currenty held via Zoom.
Contact Dan Greaney, 530-276-9693 or greaneys@yahoo.com for more information; or contact Nominating Committee Chair Marti Weidert directly at 530-474-4300 or martiweidert@gmail.com.

Read National Audubon’s Statement to Election Winners

Buntings: a tale of time, song, and brilliance

Lazuli Bunting Male

Lazuli Bunting Male

Check out the new “BirdWords” post from Dan Greaney on our blog page!

Reverse the Rollback of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Great Egret

Great Egret – Photo: Jerry Black/Audubon Photography Awards

In early January 2021, the Department of the Interior announced a final rule in the previous administration’s effort to strip away critical bird protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, giving industries a free pass for bird deaths. This illegal rollback eliminates bird protections at a time when the latest science shows that bird populations are at serious risk from long-term declines and climate change. Fortunately, the Biden administration has taken steps to review and delay this devastating rule.

Now is the time to show your support for the MBTA by calling on the Interior Department and Congress to restore and reinforce bird protections. 

Check Out Our New YouTube Channel!

Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.

Rachel Carson