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

Napa-Solano Audubon's Scholarship Program Application

The NSAS Scholarship Program provides a monetary award of $2,000.00 for one year to a graduating High School student or Community College student in both Napa and Solano Counties who shows a commitment to communicate a love of nature and the need to practice conservation. Our goal is to award two scholarships in 2023, one in Napa County and one in Solano County. Our application is now online and scholarship details can be found at: http://www.napasolanoaudubon.com/nsas/docs/NSAS_2023_Scholarship_Announcement.pdf

Monthly Speaker Series: The Identification of Tricky Female Ducks with Lisa Hug on Thursday, March 9th.

Lisa Hug, a personal friend and amazing birder will be giving a talk on the identification of tricky Female Ducks! These are birds often overlooked because we focus on male ducks and do not look carefully at the females! Lisa is a member of Redwood Regional Ornithological Society and has mentored my son, Lucas for many years. She's an avid birder who teaches at community colleges in Marin and Sonoma. She has been the lead birder on many NOAA boats around the world and has led Sonoma Birding groups for many years. Don't miss out on this exciting presentation. This meeting has been changed to a ZOOM ONLY meeting due to the impending storm!

A World on the Wing: with Scott Weidensaul

During February we are once again co-sponsoring a presentation with Golden Gate Audubon Society by nationally acclaimed speaker, Scott Weidensaul entitled A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds. If you missed his presentation on Thursday here is a link that will not be available after 3 weeks! A world on the Wing with Scott Weidensaul: https://goldengateaudubon.org/speaker_series/a-world-on-the-wing-the-global-odyssey-of-migratory-birds/

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 February Field Trip will be to Morro Bay on Sunday, February 26th. with leaders from the Morro Coast Audubon Society guiding our trip! The Morning portion will be to Morro Rock: Our leisurely walk will include a visit to both sides of the rock to observe cormorants, pelicans, sea ducks, different species of gulls and a variety of migratory shorebirds. We will look for our resident Peregrine Falcons, as well as land birds occupying the coastal sage scrub on the rock. Our walk will be about 1 mile along a flat dirt path and pavement. We will also visit Morro Strand State Beach: Identification of Shorebirds will be our goal as we walk along Morro Strand and explore the seasonal pools that often have an amazing variety of species. We hope to see gulls, terns, and shorebirds and learn to identify our most common winter visitors. Walk will be on flat beach with some areas of deep sand. Expect to walk 1 – 2 miles at a slow pace. In the afternoon we will visit the MDO/Bluff Trails and campground; We will explore the multiple habitats of the rugged coastal park of Montana de Oro. The walk will follow the sea-bluffs along the south shore of Spooner’s Cove, through coastal sage scrub and south along the rocky coast looking for rock loving shorebirds, sea ducks and raptors. The walk continues along Islay Creek’s riparian habitat into the pine-studded campgrounds to observe passerines, woodpeckers and birds that call our coastal scrublands home. This is a gentle walk of about 1-2 miles along flat trails and paved road and is ADA accessible.

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

Western Tanager © 2014 Dave McMullen Black Phoebe © 2013 Dave McMullen Turkey Vulture © 2013 Dave McMullen Lazuli Bunting © 2012 Dave McMullen American Crow © 2013 Dave McMullen

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