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, noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to noon Sunday

Provisions: Courtesy of Los Bagels, coffee and bagels by donation will be available early on Saturday and Sunday. La Familia will sell lunches on Saturday (and maybe Sunday), 11 a.m. to 1:30 or 2 p.m. Menu: grilled cheese sandwiches, enchilada plate, soup and salad.

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.

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 Claussen-Williams, 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 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to children accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is still being planned, but many local nonprofit organizations and government agencies will be invited to staff a table.

Art Show & Sale: Members of Arcata Artisans will display and sell their work.

Student Bird Art: Entries in the 20th annual contest for Humboldt County students, grades K through 12, 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 at 10:30 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!