Altacal Audubon is most fortunate to be centered in one of the most diversified wildlife regions in California, the Northern Sacramento Valley of the Pacific Flyway. This unique area is home to exemplary migratory bird habitat and abundant wintering waterfowl, as well as native raptors, and varied terrestrial wildlife. The diverse habitats, mild winter weather, abundant food and rich quantities of water combined with the Flyway provide unique and abundant birding opportunities with well over 300 local species. We are dedicated to preserving and protecting this wealth of birds and their habitats through education, monthly programs on birds and related topics, field trips to natural areas and wildlife refuges, outreach booths at local events and youth outdoor education activities.
We are dedicated to preserving and protecting birds and their habitats through education, monthly programs on birds and other natural world issues, field trips, and youth outdoor education activities.
Altacal is dedicated to restoring habitats, advocate to conserve wildlife areas, and encourage the community to get involved in protecting our local birds and wildlife.
OUR MISSION is to promote the awareness, appreciation, and protection of native birds and their habitats through education, research, and environmental activities. Explore this section and learn about the different ways in which we work!Join Effort
Your donation will help support a sustainable environment for birds and people in one of the most diversified wildlife regions of Butte, Glenn, and Tehama Counties.Donate Now
The Neighborhood Habitat Certification Program supports local residents who would like to replace unused lawn with habitat-friendly and water-wise California landscaping. Together, we can build a valuable wildlife corridor that helps our native birds, pollinators, and other wildlife.Learn More
“The field trips have knowledgable leaders and are great fun. My experience is that Altacal birders are awesome!”
“Altacal is a great organization that helps protect our birds and educate our members on how important our native birds are to our community.”
“As a trip leader, I never get tired of watching even the most common of birds. Getting someone else to be able to identify a sparrow on their own is icing on the cake!”
“Our Northern Saw-whet Owl monitoring program has given us great insights as to the migratory pattern that these beautiful birds make.”
Being a part of Altacal has not only taught me a lot about birding, but has given me many friendships.