Welcome to Napa Solano Audubon Society!

Our mission is to share the fun of birding, promote conservation and scientific understanding of wild birds and their habitats, and offer engaging, science-based education emphasizing the communities of Napa and Solano counties. Learn more about us

Our Education Coordinators are Gearing up for our Fall School Programs in our local classrooms!

Tammy Saunders, our Education Coordinator, and Grace Gabel and Louisa Liu, our College Interns, are preparing to get back into our Napa & Solano classrooms. They will be working hard to introduce elementary school children to the amazing wonder of birds. They will be providing presentations on Bird Diversity, Adaptations, Feathers & Flight, Bird Song, Nesting, Migration, and Conservation. Parents, be on the lookout for their Beginning Bird Walks for Kids that will be led on Saturdays in our local parks!

Monthly Speaker Series:

Our January Monthly Meeting and Speaker Series will be Birding in Morocco with John Sterling. This meeting will be a hybrid, in-person and zoom meeting, held on Thursday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. Members who are able to attend January's meeting will come to the Napa Valley Lutheran Church located at 1796 Elm St. Napa, CA for an in-person meeting (parking on Jefferson St.). Those viewing from afar or unable to travel in the evening can tune in via Zoom. John will share highlights from his tours’ adventures in Morocco. With its high mountains, high desert, low Sahara desert, agricultural plains, coastal lagoons, cork oak woodland, and coniferous forest, Morocco has much to offer to birds and birders. Home to several endemic bird species as well as North Africa species not readily seen elsewhere, it is also along the major migratory pathway for European migrants including shorebirds, raptors, songbirds and others. Join us for virtual tour of the country’s birds, landscapes and culture.

We are also co-sponsoring a presentation with Golden Gate Audubon Society by nationally acclaimed speaker, Doug Tallamy, entitled Nature's Best Hope, that can be found at: https://goldengateaudubon.org/speaker_series/natures-best-hope/. Don't miss out on this incredibly relevant presentation regarding what all citizens can do to help save birds and our planet!

Weekly Bird Walks:

NSAS sponsors weekly birding walks led by ornithologist Andrew Ford. Andrew will kick off his Fall Weekly Bird Walks on Saturday, September 3rd at American Canyon Wetlands beginning at 8:00 a.m. Join Andrew each Saturday for a Weekly Birding Field Trip. Andrew selects a different walk location each week and announces that location via email sent to nsas_field_trips @napasolanoaudubon.com . Andrew has a wealth of information regarding birds, plants and just about anything else you might happen to come across on the weekly birding trip. Sign up for the Field Trip eBlast on the link entitled "Subscribe to email updates" located in the left hand column of this Homepage and select Interested in Field Trips Announcements. Andrew will send out the weekly destination for each Bird Walk. All Bird walks take place in our near Napa And Solano Counties to help birders become familiar with the local birding hotspots!

Monthly Field Trips:

Our January Monthly Field Trip will be to Clear Lake on Saturday, January 21st. Our Leader, Dr. Floyd Hayes has been a Professor of Biology at Pacific Union College and has studied the biology of the Clear Lake Eared and Clark's Grebes extensively. He presented in April 2021 at our Monthly Speaker Series and we are excited to have him lead this trip. Trips fill up fast so please register for this Field Trip as soon as you receive the eBlast from our Field Trip Coordinators. (Must be a NSAS Member to attend unless space is available). More information can be found in our calendar below.

Stay tuned to our Website and Field Trip eBlasts for information on future field trips. Field Trips will be limited to 12-15 NSAS members to accommodate car caravans. Due to size limitations birding activities will be reserved for Members and only open for non-members if Space Permits. We encourage all non-members to become a Member by clicking on the JOIN Button. Membership only costs $25 for Individuals and $35 for Families. Don't miss out on these great Birding Experiences and become a NSAS Member Today!

For Everyone’s Health and Safety, it is requested that all participants on NSAS Walks and Field Trips be vaccinated. Wearing masks is at the discretion of the Field Trip Leader and are highly recommended when carpooling or in close proximity. In accordance with National Audubon Policies, Field Trips will be taken at your own own risk, and participants must sign the NSAS Release of Liability and Covid Waiver Form on the day of the trip.

Searching for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help lead beginning bird walks for families, once a month in local parks. Please consider helping out with this fun activity. We are also looking for Supporters to assist us with Education Programs in our Schools and Communities and in a number of Citizen Science activities. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas in any capacity, please click on the volunteer opportunities link below or contact Mark Stephenson at NapaBirder@gmail.com for more details.

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We are a registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization.
California tax ID: 94-2375760
Federal tax ID (EIN): 237325783

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