A must attend event for birders and nature lovers alike! 

The Seashore is home to over 54% 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, NPS

The festival celebrates WILD WEST MARIN during the height of spring migration with numerous field events led by the Bay Area's top birders, 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 through Marin and Sonoma counties.  Attendees are able to enjoy the biological bounty of the area and the surrounding regional habitats being totally emerged in the North Bay's unique and rich natural and cultural landscape.

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, and dragonflies experiences, marine mammal discoveries, tule elk excursions to the outer point, and wildlife photography. 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!

The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is an event of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC).  This three-day community event started in 2010 to expand our education mission, where attendees get to experience one of the most ecologically significant areas along the Pacific Coast.

Join the EAC for Early-Bird Registration 

Protecting WILD WEST MARIN did not happen by accident. Our nonprofit staff and members are committed to the protection of the area's unique lands, waters and biodiversity.  Members of the EAC receive early-bird registration, a week prior to the general public.  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.  Become a member and get early-bird registration.

EAC has a suggested annual membership donation of $35 per individual and $50 per household.  All membership contributions are 100% tax-deductible as EAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit.