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

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[...]
Jan
13
Sat
8:00 am Bird Walk at South Yuba River St... @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge)
Bird Walk at South Yuba River St... @ Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway bridge)
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:00—10:00 AM Leaders: Bob Slyker (530-205-9011) bgsly@aol.com & Carol and Bruce Malnor (530-432-2724)  Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just across the highway[...]
Jan
18
Thu
8:00 am Sutter National Wildlife Refuge ... @ Meet at the park and ride at Pleasant Valley Road and Hwy 20
Sutter National Wildlife Refuge ... @ Meet at the park and ride at Pleasant Valley Road and Hwy 20
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sutter National Wildlife Refuge and Roads around Colusa Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:00-? Leader: Dale Rubach 530-272-3698 rugby7676-birds@yahoo.com Meet at the park and ride at Pleasant Valley Road and Hwy 20 at 8:00 AM to carpool.[...]
Jan
21
Sun
8:00 am Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ We meet at 8:00AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ We meet at 8:00AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley Sunday, January 21,2018 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 more[...]
Jan
27
Sat
8:00 am Ilano Seco Wildlife Management Area @ Meet for carpooling at Pleasant Valley Rd.\ Rte 20 Park and Ride (Lake Wildwood turn off)
Ilano Seco Wildlife Management Area @ Meet for carpooling at Pleasant Valley Rd.\ Rte 20 Park and Ride (Lake Wildwood turn off)
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ilano Seco Wildlife Management Area Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:00 AM -12:30 PM Leader: Jim Groeser 530-432-6596 Meet for carpooling at Pleasant Valley Rd.\ Rte 20 Park and Ride (Lake Wildwood turn off). Mostly viewing[...]