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25th Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

April 15 - April 21


The 2020 Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival has been cancelled. Visit our website for more information.

Godwit Days is held at the peak of spring migration and celebrates the thousands of shorebirds that flock to the shores of Humboldt Bay. Arcata is nestled between Humboldt Bay and Redwood forest, providing access for day trips to see Northern Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet, Western Snowy Plover, Black Oystercatcher, Ruffed Grouse, and other North Coast specialties. Around 100 field trips to choose from. The keynote speakers are Dr. Stuart Mackenzie, Director of Bird Migration, Bird Studies Canada, at Long Point, Ontario (Friday, April 17) and Professor Richard Prum, Professor of Ornithology at Yale University (Saturday, April 18). Contact: (707) 826-7050, godwitdaysreg@yahoo.com.


Arcata Community Center
321 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Arcata, CA United States
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