10th Annual Anniversary of
Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
April 25th-28th, 2019
Online registration closes
Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 am.
Please call our office Monday - Wednesday next week at
(415) 663.9312 to register by phone.
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THANK YOU TO THE
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL SPONSORS
FOR HELPING US REACH OUR $10K MATCH!
Grab your brood and come celebrate our 10th Festival Anniversary with keynote speakers Sharon Beals and Kenn Kaufman. Held on the last weekend of April, the festival celebrates spring bird and wildlife migrations along the Pacific Flyway, and 10 years of providing quality environmental education, stewardship and habitat protection through the festival programming.
Point Reyes National Seashore provides the backdrop for our festival, where the Pacific Flyway, Pacific Ocean, and other influences provide an ideal location for birding and wildlife viewing. In fact, Point Reyes was named the National Audubon’s Society’s #1 birding hotspot in 2017 and 2018, where over 54% of all North American bird species have been recorded.
Over the three day weekend attendees choose from 50+ educational field outings and classroom-based events based in Marin and Sonoma counties, and focused on birds, wildlife, plants and marine life + hiking, biking, kayaking, art and field photography, and led by some of the Bay Area’s award-winning naturalists and birders. The festival engages birders, artists, and nature lovers by providing quality birding and nature experiences and workshops.
The festival is open to a variety of ages and experience levels and includes a free Saturday youth program with rescued birds, games, and more. Additionally, the festival features Friday and Saturday evening programs with keynote speakers to for adults to meet, mingle, eat, drink and enjoy keynote presentations by top biologists and naturalists
Slideshow: Carlos Porrata
Join Us for the 2019 City Nature Challenge Over the Festival Weekend
The festival is partnering up with the City Nature Challenge 2019 to share our field findings and contribute to science! Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. San Francisco Bay Area came in first in 2018, and we want to keep the title. If you have a cell phone and want to help catalog what you see in the field during the festival, download the iNaturalist app and learn more about how participate. Observations without WiFi can be uploaded after field events, but the app can still be used to catalog in the field.
The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) launched the Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival in 2010 to help bring a broader awareness, appreciation and stewardship of the area, while also raising funds for our nonprofit mission to protect and sustain the unique lands, waters, and biodiversity of West Marin. Learn more about our work.
On The Air with KWMR:
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10th Anniversary of the Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival