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 Society's Birding Big Day, Saturday, May 7th

Have Fun Birding All or Part of the Day anywhere in Napa and Solano Counties for Napa Solano Audubon's Annual Big Day of Birding! Many Audubon Chapters have a Big Day of Birding fashioned after Cornellís Global Big Day. This Spring we will reinstate our very own Napa-Solano Audubon Birding Big Day event on Saturday, May 7th. The number one goal is to have our birding members and friends go out on this Saturday and have FUN birding as an individual, small group, or team. You may bird in Napa County or Solano County or both! If you are looking for a team to join, we will do our best to connect you with other birders. Letís celebrate with a Fun Day of Birding!
Big Day Participants, Please Help NSAS Raise money during this event by asking Family Members, Friends, or Local Corporations to Sponsor your Bird Sightings. Teams should set a goal to raise $25 or more per team member. Find Sponsors to donate any amount ($25, $50, $100 or more) or a set price per species seen (ex. $1.00/bird)! Our goal is for every participant to raise $25 or more! Donors of $25 or more will be posted on our Website and in our Newsletter!

  • Golden Eagle Donation: $5,000+
  • Bald Eagle Donation: $1,000+
  • Goshawk Donation: $500+
  • Broad-winged Hawk: $250+
  • Rough-legged Hawk Donation: $100+
  • Red-tailed Hawk Donation: $50+
  • American Kestrel Donation: $25+

Record the species you see or hear using eBird, a checklist, or a pencil & paper! Sign into Zoom at 7:00 p.m. to Share your Results and Win Prizes! The Winning Individual or Team who finds the most birds will have their Name Engraved on our Big Day Trophy and win a Birding Necklace! To register for this event or request to join a team email NapaBirder@gmail.com . Download a Flyer with details at: http://www.napasolanoaudubon.com/nsas/docs/NSAS_Birding_Big_Day_2022.pdf .

Our Education Coordinators are Hard at Work in our Local Schools!

Tammy Saunders is now giving school presentations at Willow Elementary and McPherson Elementary in Napa County. Our newest Education Intern, Louisa Liu is starting presentations in Benicia at Mary Farmar Elementary. Both are doing amazing jobs introducing elementary school children to the amazing wonder of birds. They are providing presentations on Bird Diversity, Adaptations, Feathers & Flight, Bird Song, Nesting, Migration, and Conservation. Be on the lookout for their Beginning Bird Walks for Kids that will be led on Saturdays in our local parks!

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 Speaker Series:

'''Our May Monthly Zoom Speaker Series and Spring Election Results will be held on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. NSAS Presents: Arizona Spring Birding with Mark & Lucas Stephenson. Many years ago Mark led a birding expedition to Organ Pipe National Monument and later backpacked down the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and back. From the amazing Geology and unique desert reptiles, to the spectacular birding, these were some of the most memorable trips he has ever experienced and he vowed to return someday. When Lucas was old enough, they took their first Birding Trek outside of California to Arizona in the Spring of 2015. They enjoyed it so much that they returned the following year during Lucasí Spring Break. Aching to return they reserved Lucas' Spring Break of 2021 for another Arizona sojourn. Lucas was still not satiated and topped this trip off by attending the American Birding Associationís Camp Chiricahua for 2 weeks in July. Together, they have explored canyons from the Grand Canyon in the North to Sabina, Madera, Carr, Ramsey, and Cave Creek Canyons in the South and West. We have transecting mountains from the Kaibab Plateau to Santa Catalinaís spectacular Mount Lemon, to the slopes of Santa Ritaís Mt Wrightson, to the Huachucas Miller Peak, to the Chiricahuas Rustler Peak. They have visited numerous birding hotspots from Saguaro National Park to Mt Lemon, to Madera Canyon, from Tubacís Hawk Watch, to Patagonia Lakes, Ö from Lake Havasu to Cave Creek Canyon. They will share their many adventures, photos, and Arizonaís spectacular birding with you. 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! Previous presentations may be viewed, by clicking on the NSAS Speaker Series link in the left hand column for a recorded video of our presentations!

Weekly Bird Walks:

Join Andrew Ford each Saturday for a Weekly Birding Field Trip. NSAS sponsors weekly birding walks led by ornithologist Andrew Ford. 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 eMail and 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!

Beginning Bird Watching for Kids

Tammy Saunders will be leading a fun-filled Beginning Bird Walk for Kids on Saturday, May 21st at 9:30 a.m. at Trancas Crossing Park. This walk is designed for students aged 7 - 14 and their parents. Please preregister with Tammy at nsasedcoordinator@gmail.com . Trancas Crossing Park is located at 640 Trancas St., Napa, CA. Parking is located on the short frontage road behind the Texaco Gas Station. See information on this event under Upcoming Events Below!

Monthly Field Trips:

Stay tuned to our website and Field Trip eBlasts for more information on upcoming field trips. 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 Everyoneís Safety, all participants on NSAS Walks and Field Trips are required to be vaccinated. Wearing masks is at the discretion of the Field Trip Leader and are highly recommended when in close proximity. 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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We are a registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization.
California tax ID: 94-2375760
Federal tax ID (EIN): 237325783

Rough-legged Hawk © 2014 Dave McMullen Black-headed Grosbeak © 2013 Dave McMullen Yellow-rumped Warbler © 2014 Dave McMullen Lewis's Woodpecker © 2014 Dave McMullen Lazuli Bunting © 2012 Dave McMullen

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