More About Godwit Days
You’ll find all this and more at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Arcata, Friday through Saturday
On-Site Registration: In the Main Hall, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to noon Sunday
Provisions: Courtesy of Los Bagels, coffee and bagels by donation will be available early on Saturday and Sunday. Familia will sell lunches on Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and Sunday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu: grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, and salad. Assortment of baked goods. Drinks: Coffee, cold brew, iced tea, and non-caffeinated drink.
Bird Fair: Commercial vendors and informational booths by nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
~Friday, April 14 – 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
~Saturday, April 15 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (optional to 7 p.m.)
~Sunday, April 16 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Humboldt Mobile Massage will be offering chair massages on Friday, April 14 from 3-5 pm & Saturday, April 15 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Special event rate is: $1/minute. Stop by and let them work out any tight muscles to keep your body nice and relaxed during an active weekend of birding.
Godwit Days Silent Auction & Book Sale: Support our nonprofit organization by bidding on donated items, many with a nature or bird theme. The auction starts at 3 p.m. on Friday and ends at 7 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be a display of many books to purchase by donation.
Free Opening Reception & Lecture: Registrants and members of the general public are invited to attend a “finger food” reception on Friday between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wildberries Marketplace is a major donor for this event. Cash bar (wine & beer) and free nonalcoholic punch. Co-organized by Redwood Region Audubon Society and Friends of the Arcata Marsh. The reception will be followed by a free lecture on the reintroduction of California Condors to our area by Tiana Williams-Claussen, Yurok Tribe Wildlife Department Director, and Chris West, Northern California Condor Program Manager.
Nature Crafts “Mega-Palooza”: Free craft activities will be offered on Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to children accompanied by a responsible adult. Join Cal Poly Humboldt Natural History Museum; California State Parks; City of Eureka – Sequoia Park Zoo; Friends of the Arcata Marsh; and Friends of the Dunes in the fun!
Student Bird Art: 650 art entries were submitted in the 20th annual contest for Humboldt County students, grades K through 12. Artwork will be on display in the lobby and hallways of the Community Center. The contest is co-sponsored by Friends of Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society. The awards ceremony will be held in the Main Hall on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
Godwit Merchandise: T-shirts featuring artwork by Tori McConnell will be for sale, along with hats and vests. Tori won Student Bird Art Contest prizes for her Marbled Godwit renditions during all four years of high school, initially entering the contest as a first grader with a wood duck drawing that won third prize!