Bird Is The Word At The Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival, from April 26-28, is a must see birding event sponsored by the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin! The Festival takes place at the height of spring migration within the Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding areas featuring over 50 field events and workshops.

Participants will see migrating seabirds, waterfowl, resident and migrant land birds, raptors, alcids, and owls. In addition to the unique birding opportunities, there are stunning wildflower displays, butterflies, dragonflies, migrating whales, elephant seals, sea lions, and Tule elk waiting to be discovered.

This is an unmatched birding experience!

Free Youth & Family Programming at the Festival

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 65 Third Street | Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
(on the green lawn next to the EAC office and Cowgirl Creamery)
*Location may be adjusted due to weather

Calling all families with fledglings ages 3 - 16! Bring your brood out to Point Reyes Station on Saturday, April 27 to learn more about bird life at the 10th anniversary of the Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival.

The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) is proud to partner with Amigos Alados and our sponsors to bring FREE youth and family programming with live bird ambassadors, binocular bootcamp, owl pellet dissection, games and two youth birding walks with naturalist Juan-Carlos Solis.

Our Youth & Family Programming will kick off with a special live bird presentation from The Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County. Docents will bring two Live Bird Ambassadors — (a resident owl and hawk, whose permanent disabilities have made them non-releasable). This is a rare and memorable opportunity to see these wild birds up-close, and learn about our native bird species, their fascinating adaptations and the essential roles they play in our local ecosystems. The Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County is a rehabilitation center for wild native birds. Their mission is to assist in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned or ill birds in the northern San Francisco Bay Area, and to educate the public regarding their ecological importance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Afterwards join us for activities including:

  • A bird and wildlife touch table

  • Wildlife games and activities (coloring, mask making, bird origami and bird wishing tree stations, wing span and migration games)

  • Binocular Bootcamp 101 (learn how to use binoculars and about the 16 birds who migrate between Marin and Mexico). Some binoculars provided.

  • Point Reyes Marin Country Free Library (check out books and bird backpacks)

  • Face Painting

  • Barn owl pellet dissection station

  • A Youth Bird Walk in the Wetlands with naturalist Juan-Carlos Solis Walk Details in English/Spanish

  • Craft & Quail and Joan Gray (bird pin) vendors