The following festivals are all opportunities to show your bird support for
such events. Many of these events have gone a long way towards changing
business attitudes towards birdwatching. This is particularly true in the
smaller rural communities where they are often held. A key measure of
success among non-birders is "How many people?" We on the other hand judge a
festival by the quality of it's birds. So, all the hot birders in the state
can do two things; Attend a bird festival to boost their attendance, then,
find some really cool birds to make everybody else wish they had attended
Good birds happen, Harlequin Duck at Stockton (CVBS), Emperor Goose this
past weekend, Sprague's Pipit Salton Sea, or Magnificent Hummingbird at
Godwit Days two years ago.
So please check out the web pages and spread the word.
Yours Rob Hewitt
ARCATA GODWIT DAYS
LAKE COUNTY HERON DAYS - REDBUD AUDUBON
HERON FESTIVAL <http://www.redbudaudubon.org/events.htm
> & WILDFLOWER
Kelseyville - CA
April 22-23, 2006
Heron Festival is a celebration of the Great Blue Heron return to their
nesting sites around Clear Lake. Activities include pontoon boat rides to
view the heronry and guided kayak trips to view birds on Kelsey Creek.
Informative and interesting nature presentations are held at Clear Lake
State Park along with informative booths, children's activities, and a
Wildflower Brunch. Guided bird walks are available.
Contact: Redbud Audubon Society <http://www.redbudaudubon.org
> or call
5th Annual Yuma Birding <http://www.yumabirding.org
> & Nature Festival
April 20-22, 2006
The 6th annual Yuma Birding & Nature Festival celebrates the diversity of
the lower Colorado River with field trips and educational seminars. For
further information call: 1(928) 783-3061 or 1 (800) 293-0071,
As of today, the Bioregions Festival is taking shape nicely. With some
modification the festival has become as good as ever with longer trips being
offered. There will be no dinner this year and fewer workshops but all in
all it looks like a nice weekend is shaping up.
Look for the printable schedule in PDF format here.
There are a few additional trips on Friday and Monday.
Here is the link to the Bioregions Festival schedule at a glance brochure.
Find detailed information on the festival at
P.O. Box 153
Weldon, CA 93283
Robert W. Hewitt
Wildlife Biologist - LBJ Enterprises
(w) 707-442-0339, (cell) 707-845-3189, (fax) 707-269-0632
Chairman, Godwit Days Steering Committee
April 21-23, April 2006
Keynote Speaker: John Fitzpatrick
Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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