14th Annual Snow Goose Festival

January 16, 2013 in News

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CHICO, CA  January 24 – 27, 2013 ::::  The Snow Goose Festival celebrates the abundant local and migratory waterfowl of the Northern Sacramento Valley, and is one of the premier winter birding festivals in California. Over 60 field trips, workshops, presentations, and free activities cater to bird and nature enthusiasts of all ages and levels of interest.

This exciting 4-day event kicks off with a full Field Trip schedule for Thursday and Friday. Sign up to hike the Sutter Buttes, scope a nearby refuge for waterfowl, or participate in a “Big Day” to identify as many bird species as you can from dawn to dusk! Field trips will continue on through the weekend.

Festival Headquarters opens at 6:30am Saturday morning at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue in Chico, and admission is free to the exhibit hall and various events. Workshops, presentations and a variety of free activities for kids and families will be held at the Masonic Center while field trips continue to explore the natural wonders of Butte and the surrounding 6 counties. FREE ACTIVITIES include Junior Naturalist Activities, “All About Bats,” special film showings on Sandhill Cranes, and much, much more! Sign up for informative workshops on Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese and Wood Ducks, learn how to photograph your favorite bird, or take an armchair tour of the Sutter Buttes.

For more information, visit:  www.snowgoosefestival.org

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