Watch thousands of Aleutian cackling geese fly off their night time roosts. The entrance gate will open at 6:15am, ½ hour before sunrise. Head out for a walk along the Shorebird Loop Trail and view the habitats of southern Humboldt Bay at first light. The fly-off usually occurs within 15 minutes before or after sunrise.
Special this year -- breakfast at the Hunt Cabin prepared by Boy Scout Troop 47 from Fortuna and bird silhouette painting inside the Visitor Center. Bring a mug for coffee, cocoa or tea. Donations appreciated.
This is a popular event. We encourage everyone to please carpool to ease parking congestion on the refuge. For more information or special accommodation please call (707) 733-5406.
NEW THIS YEAR every Saturday and Sunday in the month of March, rain or shine, the entrance gate will open 1/2 hour before sunrise.