Godwit Days

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April 17 - 23, 2019
This exciting festival includes a wide array of birding activities featuring field trips and workshops.

Listen to fascinating lectures by acclaimed authors and naturalists, go on birding trips and view species in their natural habitats, enjoy kayaking trips and boat excursions. Held at the peak of spring migration, shorebirds abound and special opportunities are planned to see many other species, including Marbled Murrelet, Spotted Owl, and Snowy Plover.

The area offers a wide array of habitats and species for your observation and enjoyment. Our selection of over 100 small group field trips, lectures, workshops, boating excursions, and community activities are led by experienced local guides. Special pre- and post-festival birding trips that can extend your enjoyment to a full week are available.

Live birds of prey on display from the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center, Saturday 10am-3pm & Sunday 10am-2pm at the Arcata Community Center.

Keynote Speakers

Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
Presentation by Dr. Mark Colwell
Friday, April 19, 2019
6:15pm - 6:30pm

Noah Strycker (Keynote):
Friday, April 19, 2019
Back by popular demand! Noah Strycker is Associate Editor of Birding magazine, the author of four well-regarded books about birds, and a regular contributor of photography and articles to major bird magazines and other media. Strycker set a world Big Year record in 2015, and his 2017 book, Birding Without Borders, relates the experience.
*Free Public Admission*

Pete Marra (Keynote):
Birds and Outdoor Cats
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Pete Marra is a conservation scientist at the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and Director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. He will bring his deep knowledge of birds and conservation to a central question of: How are outdoor cats contributing to bird declines?  
Tickets $10
*Included with paid Basic Registration*
All presentations will be held at the Arcata Community Center 321 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Arcata, CA. See website for more information.
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