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

Welcome Tammy Saunders, our
New Education Coordinator!

Tammy was selected from a number of strong candidates due to her past Natural History leadership experiences serving as a parks naturalist, leading bird walks, coordinating Audubon summer camp programs, and solid birding background. She grew up near Toledo, Ohio where she graduated from the University of Toledo in Interdisciplinary Studies and Environmental Education. She served as a Naturalist and Program Specialist for the Toledo Metropolitan Parks, developing school programs, leading interpretive walks, and serving a culturally diverse community. We are excited that she will take over our school programs, coordinate our Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids, lead beginner bird walks, and provide some support for our Citizen Science Projects. We hope you get to meet Tammy in the near future at some of our NSAS activities.

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. If you are interested in serving in this area in any capacity, please contact Mark Stephenson at NapaBirder@gmail.com for more details.

Monthly Meeting, Walks and Field Trips

Our November Monthly Zoom Speaker Series will be held on Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. Keith Hansen, artist and author, will be talking on his recently published "Hansen's Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierras". We will continue to hold our monthly speaker series meetings on Zoom until the Delta Variant of Covid 19 is under control and our libraries reopen during the evening hours. Click on the Upcoming Events Link for this Month's Speaker Series for the Zoom Link and details on how to connect! If you missed Keith Hansen's presentation, click on the NSAS Speaker Series link in the left hand column for a recorded video of his presentation!

Postponed!'' Our November 20th Saturday Weekly Bird Walk to Benicia State Recreation Area has been Postponed until November 27th as Andrew Ford has been called into work Look for our eMail Blast from Andrew with detailed information about this week's walk! Benicia State Park is located along the Bay and is a great location for waterbirds, migrants and winter residents. Many of our winter residents are here and can be found in the riparian and wetland areas. Bald Eagle, Osprey, American Kestrel, Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Oak Titmouse, Tree Swallows, Black and Say's Phoebes, and Yellow-rumped Warblers are likely to be seen. Marsh Wrens, Common Yellowthroats, Sora and Virginia and even the rarely seen Black Rails live in the marsh and may be heard calling from the tule patches. White and Golden-Crowned Sparrows, Song, Fox and Lincoln's Sparrows are all likely in the winter. There are rafts of waterfowl normally occupying the Bay. Clark's and Western Grebes, Greater Scaup, Buffleheads, as well as Northern Shovelers, Pintail, and Green-winged Teal are possible waterfowl. The walk will start at 8:00 a.m. and will meet at the Benicia State Park parking lot. Stay tuned for specific direction from Andrew.

Our December 4th - 5th Field Trip will be a 2-day excursion to bird the Sacramento Valley National & State Wildlife Refuges led by Mark & Lucas Stephenson. All of the Sanctuaries host a wide variety of Ducks and Geese. We should have excellent views of Cinnamon, Green-winged and Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shovelers, American and Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintails, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked and Ruddy Ducks as well as White- fronted, Snow, and Ross’s Geese. Along the way we should be able to locate flocks of Long-billed Curlews, migrating shorebirds, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Cranes and Tundra Swans. Raptors will also be on our agenda with Red-tailed, Merlins, Coopers, Sharp-shinned and Bald Eagles expected along with possible Rough-legged Hawks and Short-eared Owls. The trip is now full and it is possible we will set up a 2nd trip sometime in December or January to accommodate all of the interested members.

Stay tuned to our website and Field Trip eBlasts for more information. Field Trips will be limited to 15 persons 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 Safety, all participants on NSAS Walks and Field Trips are required to be vaccinated and should wear masks when in close proximity. (Children under the age of 12, who are not eligible for vaccinations, are required to wear masks.) In accordance with National Audubon Policies, Field Trips will be taken at your own own risk, and participants must sign our Release of Liability and Covid Waiver.

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Sat Dec  4, 8:30 AM 

Sat Dec 11, 9:00 AM 

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

White-crowned Sparrow © 2013 Dave McMullen House Wren © 2013 Dave McMullen Ruby-crowned Kinglet © 2013 Dave McMullen Fox Sparrow © 2014 Dave McMullen Common Yellowthroat © 2013 Dave McMullen

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