Various Locations Throughout Humboldt
Sunday Apr 22, 2018
The city of Arcata started the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival twenty years ago to promote the diversity of bird species at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary while creating an eco-tourism niche. The Arcata Marsh system was developed as a way to reclaim lost wetlands and to treat Arcata's sewage using tertiary treatment. It now provides a resting spot and home to over 300 bird species and migratory visitors.
The festival provides a perfect opportunity to see tens of thousands of shorebirds in migration, the occasional rarity, pelagic birds, visit Spotted Owl in the Redwoods, learn bird calls, photograph birds at all elevations, identify dragonflies and damselflies, search for amphibians, recognize costal flora, view children's artwork, learn from renowned keynote presenters and numerous government and non-profit organizations.
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