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 Societies' College Scholarship Applications for 2024-25 are Now Open to Graduating Seniors or Community College Graduates!

The NSAS Scholarship provides a monetary award of $2,000.00 for one year, to two graduating High School students or Community College students in both Napa and Solano Counties who show a commitment to the environment and the practice of conservation, and who will be enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year college program for the Fall of 2024. Our goal is to award one scholarship in Napa County and one in Solano County. A completed application must include the following: The Completed Application Form on http://bit.ly/NSAS-Scholarship; A one-page essay (up to 800 words) describing your interest in nature, the environment and conservation and how it influences your future personal and career goals; Transcripts of all schoolwork completed to date; and Two letters of reference (non-family members only). For any questions, contact: scholarship@napasolanoaudubon.com . See the application form for all eligibility requirements!

NSAS's March Monthly Speaker Series: Thursday, March 14th, 7:00 p.m.: NSAS Presents: Beginning with Bluebirds with Mike Azevedo and Georgette Howington from the Bluebird Recovery Program

About the Presentation: The Western Bluebird is an iconic bird, one of our favorite bird species, featured in Disney movies and modern culture.  Back in 1971, the Western Bluebird was living on land owned by a man named Don Yoder. Don was building a house.  Trees were cut to make room.  Sadly, the trees contained bluebird nests. It didn’t seem fair. Don was getting a brand new home, but the bluebirds were left with nothing. Don took action and created The California Bluebird Recovery Program to promote the use of nestboxes for bluebirds and other cavity nesting species. Join Mike Azevedo and Georgette Howington of the California Bluebird Recovery Program to learn about cavity nesting birds in our backyard and what we can do to help them. We'll find out why they are important and beneficial to humans and what will make our nest boxes successful.

Weekly Bird Walks with Andrew Ford

NSAS sponsors weekly birding walks led by ornithologist Andrew Ford. 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 our local birding hotspots!

Beginner's Bird Walk: American Canyon Wetlands

NSAS Sponsors Regular Beginner's Bird Walks with Tom Slyker, Carol Boykin and Karina Garcia. Both Tom, Carol and Karina are citizen science volunteers who have each participated in a variety of projects, including the Napa Solano Audubon’s CA Birdseasons project at the wetlands location. NSAS has been monitoring birds at this site every Monday morning since 2016. This monitoring has provided the participants with a wealth of knowledge about the birds you might see at this location. Our fall Beginner's Bird Walks continue to be full of a variety of species, from waterfowl to raptors and everything in between. Look for our eBlast with dates for our next Beginner's Bird Walk.

Stay tuned to our Website and Field Trip eBlasts for information on future field trips. Our Monthly Field Trips are usually 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, We encourage all participants on NSAS Walks and Field Trips be vaccinated. 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 Form on the day of the trip.

Conservation Advocacy: Why Napa-Solano Audubon Society Opposes the Solano County Flannery Development Project!

Solano County has long been one of the jewels of the Bay Area. Despite significant development in Fairfield, Vacaville, and Dixon, large portions of Solano County lands have been held as family farms for many generations. This farmland, “historically used for grazing cattle and sheep,” is in the middle of Solano County which also produces wheat, hay, and alfalfa, and encompass small vineyards and orchards of apples and walnuts. In addition to supplying our markets with food and textiles, these farms have been the residence and wintering grounds of a number of rare plants and endangered animal species. With acres of grasslands and unique vernal pools that make up this habitat, a number of endemic plants and birds call this land their home. To continue reading the entire article: click here

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

Ash-throated Flycatcher © 2014 Dave McMullen Song Sparrow © 2013 Dave McMullen Bullock's Oriole © 2014 Dave McMullen White-crowned Sparrow © 2013 Dave McMullen Marsh Wren © 2013 Dave McMullen

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