Sierra Foothills Audubon Society is headquartered in Grass Valley, California. Our membership area includes Nevada, Placer, Yuba, Sierra and El Dorado County.

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.

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March April 2024

Upcoming Events

8:30 am Birding on Placer Land Trust’s L...
Birding on Placer Land Trust’s L...
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am
Leader: Sarah Roeske   All levels of experience are welcome. This is a co-Placer Land Trust – Sierra Foothills Audubon Society event, rescheduled from Frebruary 21. Please check the Placer Land Trust “Events” site about three weeks before the event. You will need to sign up through the Land Trust in order to attend. The event will start at ...
8:00 am Bird Walk for Beginners in Grass...
Bird Walk for Beginners in Grass...
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 or This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a ...
8:30 am Bird Walk for Beginners Auburn R...
Bird Walk for Beginners Auburn R...
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Leaders: Kate Brennan & Ann Thomas 530-268-1682   Meet at the children’s playground near the pond on Park Dr. in Auburn. This walk is intended for individuals who are interested in learning to recognize the local birds. However, birders of all levels of experience are welcome, as more eyes and ears help ID more birds. Hopefully you will enjoy this ...
8:30 am Traylor Ranch Bird Walk Penryn
Traylor Ranch Bird Walk Penryn
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
5050 English Colony Road, Penryn Leader: Allen Bertke 530-903-4440 or All birders are welcome to enhance the experience and see more birds. The Traylor Ranch Nature Preserve affords an opportunity to see resident and migratory species of the lower foothills and valley floor. Join me on a flat, easy two hour walk to look for Nuttall’s, Hairy, Downy and ...
7:00 pm SFAS General Meeting
SFAS General Meeting
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
Program: Owls of the Foothills Presented by Rudy Darling Since prehistoric times, humans have been fascinated by owls. Because most of them are only active at night, many of us are unaware that there are many species that share the foothills with us – six confirmed breeding in Nevada County alone, with another three having been reported as well. This ...
2:00 pm Hummingbird Open House: South Ne...
Hummingbird Open House: South Ne...
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Leader: Kate Brennan 530-263-7413   Drop in any time between 1 PM and 6 PM. Bring your lunch or snacks and a chair; sit and enjoy the hummingbird extravaganza at this well-established migratory rest and refueling stop. You are likely to view hundreds of Anna’s, many Black-chinned and Rufous, and a few Calliope Hummingbirds. We might even see the Costa’s ...


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