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

NSAS's April Monthly Speaker Series: An Expedition to Antarctica with Robin Leong

In 2008-2009 Robin Leong, our NSAS Past President and Board Member since 1981, took a 20 day trip to Antarctica on a Quark's Explorer Tour. His presentation will give you an idea of what a trip to those environs is like in case visiting Antarctica might be on your bucket list. He will share photos of birds taken by trip members and a video that helps you to share in his experiences of this trip. The video, made by Quark, contains some of the best photos shared by the trip’s 85 participants. If you attend in person, Robin will share bird lists and other fun details about the trip. Don’t miss out on this exciting presentation from Robin’s Antarctica trip. This meeting will be a hybrid meeting at the Napa Valley Lutheran Church and via Zoom!

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 April Field Trip will be on Friday, April 21st to Milliken Reservoir with Murray Berner. Murray gets special permission to lead us for a morning of birding at Milliken reservoir, which is usually not open to the public. Situated below Atlas Peak, Milliken reservoir is a remote source of Napa city water. We will take a circuitous route to reach the lake, passing through blue oak woodland, the old Camp Milliken, a Douglas fir forest, and skirt the canyon below the dam. The gravel road loop from Atlas Peak Rd to the lake and back is about 2.2 miles with a few modest grades.

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.

Upcoming Events see more events

Thu Apr 13, 7:00 PM 

Fri Apr 21, 8:00 AM 

Milliken Reservoir - Field Trip

Sat Apr 22, 11:00 AM 

Sun Apr 23, 9:00 AM 

Sat Apr 29, 8:00 AM 

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

Northern Pintail © 2013 Dave McMullen Barn Swallows © 2013 Dave McMullen Anna's Hummingbird © 2012 Dave McMullen Marsh Wren © 2013 Dave McMullen Ash-throated Flycatcher © 2013 Dave McMullen

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