Second Sunday of every month, you can take a guided bird hike with Audubon Society walk leaders.
Meet at 9am HBNWF visitor center 1020 Ranch Rd in Loleta
You can check out binoculars and also share the walk leader's spotting scope.
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful, two- to three-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. It takes a leisurely pace with an emphasis on enjoying the birds! Beginners are more than welcome.
And mark your calendars:
One of the most stunning events, which happens repeatedly in February and March isonce endangered Aleutian cackling geese descending in the thousands and even tens of thousands. The morning fly off has become a draw to the refuge as flock after flock after flock careen toward grassy fields. The Center opens early on these special occasions, please call for specific dates.
To reach the refuge, take the Hookton Road Exit off Highway 101 about four miles south of Fields Landing. Turn right at the end of the off-ramp onto Eel River Drive and left again immediately onto Ranch Road, where a large sign directs you to refuge headquarters 1.5 miles from the highway exit.