Welcome to Godwit Days!
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions 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.
Fall Preview – October 5 & 6, 2019 • Register Here!
Annual Pints for Non-profits at Mad River Brewing Co. – March 2020 (TBD)
Birding on the Madaket – August 2020 (TBD)
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Humboldt Bay is more important to birds than you might think.
Keynote Speakers – 2020 To Be Announced Soon!
Called a “Travel Pioneer” by the BBC and “Birdman of Razzmatazz” by Newsweek, Noah Strycker is a writer, photographer, and bird man based near Eugene, Oregon. In 2015, during a quest spanning 41 countries and all seven continents, he set a world record by finding 6,042 species of birds (more than half the birds on Earth) in one calendar year. Noah has written several books, is Associate Editor of Birding magazine, and guides in the polar regions for Quark Expeditions.
Pete Marra: Birds & Outdoor Cats
Dr. Peter Marra is a keynote speaker at the 2019 Godwit days Festival. He is a captivating speaker on many subjects and he will bring his deep knowledge of birds and conservation to a central question of how are outdoor cats contributing to bird declines. He will also participate in some field trips where his excellent field skills will be on display.