Tag Archives: Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

Godwit Days bird art and nature writing contests

Godwit Days bird art and nature writing contests

Godwit Days ARCATA – Due to the pandemic, the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival will be held virtually, rather than in person, this year. An announcement outlining the events to be included in the April 16-18 festival will be distributed soon. However, information about the two student contests – the 18th annual bird art

Godwit Days reminiscences in this silver anniversary year

I called on several people who have been – and still are – involved in the festival in some capacity. Seven responded. I asked them about when they started their association with Godwit Days, what roles they have played, why they continue to participate, and what they believe the event has contributed to making Humboldt County a better place.

Wood Sandpiper, Teale Fristoe honored with Humboldt County Bird of 2018

Sue Leskiw Special to the Union HUMBOLDT –  “Sometimes you pick the bird, and sometimes the bird picks you,” philosophizes Teale Fristoe, founder of Nothing Sacred, a small board game company in Oakland. In this instance, the bird that appeared in Teale’s binoculars last September happened to be only the third of its species ever

Sign up now for Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

Godwit Days ARCATA – Online registration is now open at  godwitdays.org for the 24th Annual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival, to be held April 19 to 21 at the Arcata Community Center. Pre- and post-festival events extend the core dates from April 17 to 23. Godwit Days is excited to again offer two featured

Two top birds of 2017 honored

Sue Leskiw Special to the Union ARCATA – “Great birds can come at the most unexpected times,” opined Tony Kurz. “I had just a few things to do in the office [he works for California State Parks], then started thinking that I hadn’t birded the Ferndale Bottoms in a while, and felt the itch to get

Eco-Briefs for Sept. 13, 2017

Plans for Arcata’s Wastewater Treatment David Couch presents a free public lecture about “New Plans for Arcata’s Wastewater Treatment” Friday, Sept. 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Couch is the wastewater operations supervisor for the City of Arcata and a founding member of Friends of the Arcata Marsh, where he

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