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

Our Education Coordinators are Gearing up for our Fall School Programs in our local classrooms!

Tammy Saunders, our Education Coordinator, and Grace Gabel and Louisa Liu, our College Interns, are preparing to get back into our Napa & Solano classrooms. They will be working hard to introduce elementary school children to the amazing wonder of birds. They will be providing presentations on Bird Diversity, Adaptations, Feathers & Flight, Bird Song, Nesting, Migration, and Conservation. Parents, be on the lookout for their Beginning Bird Walks for Kids that will be led on Saturdays in our local parks!

Monthly Speaker Series:

Our November Monthly Meeting and Speaker Series will be a hybrid in-person and zoom meeting held on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. Members who are able to attend for November's meeting will come to the Napa Valley Lutheran Church located at 1796 Elm St. Napa, CA for an in-person meeting (parking on Jefferson St.). Those viewing from afar or unable to travel in the evening can tune in via Zoom. Luis Paz has been an avid birder and bird guide in Panama for many years. Luis will talk about spectacular birding hot spots in Panama and target species for each location. Luis Eduardo Paz Villanueva was born in Panama City and has been interested in birds and nature since his early childhood. He recently earned a Master of Science in Biology from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. With over 21 years of experience in Birding tourism working with Partnership for International Birding (PIB), Tropical Birding, Ancón Expeditions, Advantage Tours, Elder Hostel birding trips, Explore ( UK) and Freecare Birding. His most recent passion is wildlife photography. So don't miss out and join us for our November meeting. Look for Zoom details in our Monthly Meeting eblast or in our Calendar below.

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 November Monthly Field Trip will be the 2500-acre Bufferlands, an area surrounding the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, that provides an open space buffer between the treatment plant and the community. This tour provides an opportunity to visit sites with limited public access and to see the fruits of local conservation and restoration efforts. Large-scale habitat restoration has been underway since 1992. We will visit restored and remnant habitats, including tule and cattail marsh, managed seasonal wetlands, riparian forest, and grasslands to find a high diversity of species. In addition, the wastewater ponds can harbor a good diversity of shorebirds. This tour provides an excellent chance to look for rails, raptors, winter songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. We will visit several sites, with short to moderate walks at each. 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

Sun Dec  4, 7:00 AM 

Bodega Pelagic Trip - Field Trip

Sun Dec 11, 9:00 AM 

Wed Dec 14, 2:00 PM 

Sun Dec 18, 9:00 AM 

Mon Dec 19, 8:00 AM 

Sun Jan  1, 8:00 AM 

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

Red-tailed Hawk © 2014 Dave McMullen Bewick's Wren © 2014 Dave McMullen Lewis's Woodpecker © 2014 Dave McMullen Phainopepla © 2014 Dave McMullen Red-breasted Sapsucker © 2013 Dave McMullen

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