9th ANNUAL Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
Save the Date: April 27th - 29th, 2018


Early-Bird Registration & Tickets  for EAC Members Only - Feb. 13 Join today!

Public Registration & Tickets - Feb. 20

Let's Band Together for the Birds: Sign our birding nesting habitat protection petition!

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Our festival is a HOOT and celebrates WILD WEST MARIN, and spring migration. Headquartered in Point Reyes Station, our festival features 50+ field events, indoor workshops and keynote speakers with top Bay Area bird guides and naturalists. Visit our festival page

This 3-day festival primarily focus in and around Point Reyes National Seashore, named the #1 birder hotspot of all national parks in 2017 with 490 bird species or 54% of all North American bird species recorded here. Participants will have the opportunity to view migrating seabirds, waterfowl, and resident and migrant land birds.  In addition to the unique birding opportunities, there are stunning wildflower displays, tidepools, butterflies, and dragonflies, migrating whales, elephant seals, sea lions, and tule elk waiting to be discovered. 

Fall is also a great time to view birds. A large number of bird species have evolved to take advantage of food-rich seashores, including sandpipers, stilts, avocets, and plovers. Godwits are some of the largest of these shorebirds, with huge bills that enable them to reach deep into the sand for worms and mollusks. Hundreds of godwits and other shorebirds move through Point Reyes National Seashore each fall on their way to southern wintering grounds.

Interested in being a guide, attendee, sponsor, or vendor? Contact Jessica Taylor, (415) 663.9312. 

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