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.

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

Apr
1
Sat
4:30 pm 3rd Annual Hummingbird Extravaganza @ leaving at 4:30PM from the Park and Ride lot behind the Cornerstone Church at the corner of Hwy 49 and Wolf Rd
3rd Annual Hummingbird Extravaganza @ leaving at 4:30PM from the Park and Ride lot behind the Cornerstone Church at the corner of Hwy 49 and Wolf Rd
Apr 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
3rd Annual Hummingbird Extravaganza Saturday, April 1, 2017 4:30-7:00PM Leader: Kate Brennan, 530-268-1682 Do you love hummingbirds? Join us for an evening with an astonishing number of hummers at a well established migratory rest and[...]
Apr
6
Thu
7:00 pm General Meeting – Salton Sea @ Community Room, Helling Library, Nevada City
General Meeting – Salton Sea @ Community Room, Helling Library, Nevada City
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salton Sea by Michael Lynes of Audubon California Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 7:00 PM Community Room, Helling Library, Nevada City Anyone who has been to the Salton Sea knows how incredible the birding is[...]
Apr
7
Fri
6:30 pm Owl Prowl @ Meet at Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center),
Owl Prowl @ Meet at Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center),
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Owl Prowl Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Leader: RudyDarling (530)272-6504 rdarling@sbbmail.com Meet at Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center), 950 Maidu Ave. Pre-trip sign-up is required to keep group[...]
Apr
8
Sat
8:00 am Bird Walk at South Yuba State Pa... @ Meet at Bridgeport's north parking lot (just past the Yuba River highway bridge)
Bird Walk at South Yuba State Pa... @ Meet at Bridgeport's north parking lot (just past the Yuba River highway bridge)
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Bird Walk at South Yuba State Park at Bridgeport Saturday, April 8, 2017 8:00–10:30 AM Leaders: Bob Slyker (530) 205-9011 bgsly@aol.com; Carol & Bruce Malnor (530) 432-2724 cmalnor@comcast.net Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just[...]
6:30 pm Owl Prowl @ Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center)
Owl Prowl @ Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center)
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Owl Prowl Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Leader: RudyDarling (530)272-6504 rdarling@sbbmail.com Meet at Nevada County Government Center (Rood Center), 950 Maidu Ave. Pre-trip sign-up is required to keep group size manageable. Due to[...]
Apr
15
Sat
8:00 am Beginner’s Bird Walk – Traylor R... @ 9:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road
Beginner’s Bird Walk – Traylor R... @ 9:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Beginner’s Bird Walk – Traylor Ranch, Penryn Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:00 -11:00 AM Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 hwakelee@gmail.com Meet at 9:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner[...]
8:00 am Birdwalk for Beginners at Wester... @ Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot by the basketball courts.
Birdwalk for Beginners at Wester... @ Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot by the basketball courts.
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Birdwalk for Beginners at Western Gateway Park, Penn Valley Saturday April 15, 2017 8:00 -10:00 AM Leader: Allen Bertke530-903-4440 bertke@pacbell.net This is listed as a Beginner’s Bird Walk, but all levels of birders are welcome.[...]
Apr
16
Sun
8:00 am Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ parking lot of the Briar Patch Market
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass... @ parking lot of the Briar Patch Market
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley Sunday, April 16,2017 8:00 -10:00 AM Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677dcstew@outlook.com This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how[...]
Apr
22
Sat
7:00 am Nevada County Foothill Hot Spots @ Meet in the parking lot of the Rood Government Center,
Nevada County Foothill Hot Spots @ Meet in the parking lot of the Rood Government Center,
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nevada County Foothill Hot Spots Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:00AM – 2:00PM (or thereabouts) Leaders: Rudy Darling (530-272-6504, rdarling@sbbmail.com), Ted Beedy (530-274-7232, tbeedy@comcast.net) Part one of a two-part field trip series coinciding with the leaders’[...]
7:30 am Bird Walk near Hirschman’s pond ... @ Helling library parking lot in Nevada City
Bird Walk near Hirschman’s pond ... @ Helling library parking lot in Nevada City
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Bird Walk near Hirschman’s pond in Nevada City Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:30-11:00 AM Leaders: Theresa Thomas 530-265-2666 and Don Rivenes We meet at 7:30AM at the Helling library parking lot in Nevada City. We[...]