The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC)'s annual spring fundraiser and educational event. This three-day community event started in 2010 and allows attendees to experience one of the most ecologically significant areas along the Pacific Coast with experienced naturalists and biologists.
Based in West Marin, and headquartered in the rural community of Point Reyes Station, festival field events cover a wide range of habitats along the Pacific Flyway. Most field events are located just outside the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreational Area, but also cover Tomales State Park, open spaces and agricultural lands. Attendees are able to enjoy the biological bounty of the area and the surrounding regional habitats being totally emerged in West Marin's unique and rich natural and cultural landscape.
The festival has become a must attend event for birders and nature lovers alike!
Running for three consecutive days each April, and during the height of spring migration, the festival has over 60 field events with the Bay Area's top birders, 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!
Stay up-to-date on the festival by joining our email list! You will receive email updates on ticket sales, event previews, and more! We will announce ticket sale dates via email and social media posts. Join our email list to stay in the know! Or become a member and get early-bird registration.
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 $50 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.
COVER PHOTOGRAPH: DANIEL DIETRICH, POINT REYES SAFARIS