It is the mission of Sierra Foothills Audubon Society to educate ourselves and others to the variety and beauty of our natural environment and protect our wildlife and natural places.

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Use this site to find out more about the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society chapter. Use the Activities page to participate in our events and Conservation page to foster online communications about issues important to you. Be sure to check our newsletter, The Phoebe.  The free Acrobat reader is needed to read the Phoebe.
Sierra Foothills Audubon Society is headquartered in Grass Valley, California. Our membership area includes Nevada, Placer, Yuba, Sierra and El Dorado County.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
19
Sun
8:00 am Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylo... @ parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn.
Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylo... @ parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn.
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:00-10:00AM Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwakelee@gmail.com Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of[...]
8:00 am Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley.
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley.
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley Sunday, November  19, 2017 8:00-10:00 AM Leader: Dan Stewart (530-265-4677) dcstew@outlook.com This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about[...]
Nov
25
Sat
8:30 am Colusa National Wildlife Refuge ... @ Meet at the Flour Garden next to Safeway in downtown Grass Valley (not at Brunswick!)
Colusa National Wildlife Refuge ... @ Meet at the Flour Garden next to Safeway in downtown Grass Valley (not at Brunswick!)
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Colusa National Wildlife Refuge and Sutter Buttes Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Leader: Ted Beedy tbeedy@comcast.net 530-274-7232 We always schedule this trip in late November/early December to maximize our chances of[...]
Dec
7
Thu
7:00 pm SFAS General Meeting @ Madelyn Helling Library, Community Room
SFAS General Meeting @ Madelyn Helling Library, Community Room
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  SFAS General Meeting   Join Sarah Hockensmith of the Tahoe Ins tute for Natural Science (TINS) as she introduces us to the diverse landscapes of the Tahoe region from lake level to the tops[...]
Dec
9
Sat
8:00 am Bird Walk at South Yuba River St... @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just over the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Rd
Bird Walk at South Yuba River St... @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just over the highway bridge) on Pleasant Valley Rd
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:00—10:00 AM Leaders: Bob Slyker & Carol and Bruce Malnor (530-205-9011) bgsly@aol.com (530-263-9392) cmalnor@comcast.net Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just over[...]
Dec
14
Thu
9:00 am Marysville Rice Fields Birding @ Meet to carpool at the Pleasant Valley Rd. and Rte. 20 Park and Ride
Marysville Rice Fields Birding @ Meet to carpool at the Pleasant Valley Rd. and Rte. 20 Park and Ride
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Marysville Rice Fields Birding Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:00-11:00 AM Leaders: Jim Groeser 530-432-6596 redtailh@gmail.com & Allen Bertke bertke@pacbell.net Meet to carpool at the Pleasant Valley Rd. and Rte. 20 Park and Ride at leisurely[...]
Dec
17
Sun
8:00 am Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley Sunday, December 17, 2017 8:00 -10:00 AM Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 dcstew@outlook.com Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM. This walk is designed for beginners, but[...]
Dec
30
Sat
7:00 am Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) @ Nevada County
Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) @ Nevada County
Dec 30 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) Friday, December 15, 2017 to Wednesday, January 3, 2018. There are five CBC’s occurring within the Sierra Foothills Audubon sphere of influence. Contact the following people for dates (if not[...]
Jan
6
Sat
8:00 am Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylo... @ parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn.
Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylo... @ parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn.
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk for Beginners – Traylor Ranch, Penryn Saturday, January 6, 2018 8:00-10:00AM Leader: Bill Covington 916-645-0727 Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor[...]
Jan
11
Thu
7:00 am Sierra Valley @ carpool from the Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center) at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
Sierra Valley @ carpool from the Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center) at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
Jan 11 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sierra Valley Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:00 AM to ? Leader: Dale Rubach 530-272-3698 rugby7676-birds@yahoo.com Sierra Valley is a unique and exciting area. It is located on the east slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains[...]