MO85 Humboldt Lagoons State Parks | 2020 | FREE
Time - 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Trip Leader(s): Moe Morrissette
This event meets in front of the Arcata Community Center. All festival “headquarters” will have vacated, so just look for other Godwit Days participants.
Humboldt Lagoons State Park lies on the sandy, windswept edge of ocean and forest. Formed by the clash of two tectonic plates, it’s part of the largest lagoon system in the United States. The marshland habitat supports a rich variety of marsh plants, birds, and other animals. Expect a diverse group of ducks, shorebirds, and also the potential for close encounters with the majestic Roosevelt Elk. Located along the Pacific Flyway, Humboldt Lagoons hosts hundreds of bird species, including bald eagles, osprey, cormorants, kingfishers, brown pelicans, peregrine falcons, pileated woodpeckers, and snowy plovers. Some migrants travel thousands of miles each year.