Welcome to Godwit Days!
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and other wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, and workshops led by experienced local guides during our annual week-long festival each April. Tour the expansive mudflats, the wild river valleys and the rocky ocean coast of this sector of the Klamath bioregion in northwest California.
Humboldt Bird of the Year 2020:
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Saturday evening, April 16th, for our plenary talk (via Zoom), “Working collaboratively to cover more ground”, we will be joined by Stuart Mackenzie, an international figure in ornithology who will be exploring the world of migration of winged animals, birds, bats and insects by researchers using new and innovative technological tools. This very entertaining talk will take us from the Arctic to the edge of the Antarctic using the recent research tools with a special focus on the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, a cooperative automated radio telemetry system, that allows scientists to follow winged animals throughout their life cycle as they travel around the globe. With more than 800 monitoring stations across 28 countries, knowledge is being obtained that was hardly imaginable just a very few years ago as more than 20,000 animals of 200 species have been followed on their migrations.
Stuart is the Director, Migration Ecology in the nationwide research organization Bird Studies Canada, headquartered at Long Point, Ontario. Bird Studies Canada conserves wild birds through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy. He began exploring the natural world in the womb and has been birding since the age of two. He is responsible for aspects of the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, Long Point and Thunder Cape Bird Observatories, and the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network. Stuart has conducted a wide variety of research, monitoring, and training projects on a wide variety of taxa throughout the Western Hemisphere.
He is a polished and entertaining speaker and will be bringing images of migration in areas until recently almost totally hidden from sight.