Based in the rural community of Point Reyes Station, located just outside the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore allows for a variety of field events and diversity of plant and animal species.  Attendees are able to enjoy the biological bounty of the Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding regional habitats being totally emerged in the rural landscapes of West Marin County.

The Seashore is home to over 45% of North American avian species and nearly 18% of California’s plant species are found in the park due to the variety of habitat and uniqueness of the geology. Thirty-eight threatened and endangered species exist within the Seashore.
— Point Reyes National Seashore,

The Festival has become a must attend event for birders and nature lovers alike! 

Running for three consecutive days each April during the height of spring migration allows the festival to organize over 50 field events and feature indoor workshops led by the Bay Area's top naturalists and biologists.  The Festival is able to feature unique events open to a variety of ages and experience levels.  Top events include field hikes featuring highlighting birds, raptors, birding-by-ear, birding-by-habitat, owling, wildflower and native grasses walks, butterflies and dragonflies experiences, marine mammal discoveries, Tule elk excursions to the outer point, wildlife photography, and mobile technology workshops.  Additionally, the festival features Friday and Saturday evening programs to for adults to meet, mingle, eat, drink and enjoy keynote presentations by top biologists and naturalists!

Tickets go on sale in February!

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Join the EAC

Members of the EAC receive early-bird registration.  For popular events, membership is a must, as tickets to popular events sell-out within a few hours.  In addition to early-bird registration, you will receive exclusive EAC member invitations to year-round birding and nature events..

EAC has a suggested annual membership donation of $40 per individual and $75 per household.  All membership contributions are 100% tax-deductible as EAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit. 

Your donations help to support the four-decade old grassroots environmental advocacy group in West Marin.  EAC works to protect the wild habitats, watersheds, wildlife, wilderness, coastal zone and rural character of West Marin.  Founded in 1971, EAC continues to be a strong and effective voice for safeguarding West Marin’s priceless biodiversity.