Exciting Events at this year’s Snow Goose Festival

Over 60 Field Trips runWednesday through Sunday.
Experience the grandeur where thousands of birds “Flyoff” at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge!
George D. Lepp, outdoor and nature photographer, teacher and author, and our Keynote Speaker at the Gathering of Wings Banquet.
Art Exhibit 2012
Ninth Avenue Gallery boasts a 3-week Wildlife Art Exhibit you don’t want to miss!
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Chico Creek Nature Center: Welcome Center Headquarters WED thru FRI.
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Let Your Spirits Soar at the 17th Annual
January 27-31, 2016
There are still plenty of field trips and workshops to register for…check out these exciting adventures!

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Take great bird photos at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Bird Chico’s “Hot Spots” Oxdiation Ponds & Indian Fishery(Sunday too)
Take a birding adventure excursion on these Speciality Tours 
Thursday, Jan. 28
Go north to Redding’s Anderson River Park 
Hike & bird the “Jewel” of Chico, Bidwell Park
Bird & have a ranch style lunch at Divide Ranch
Explore the expanses of Historic Llano Seco Rancho
Friday, Jan. 29
Bird oak woodlands, savannas, & freshwater marshes at Llano Seco Rancho
See Feather River’s diving ducks, herons & egrets & take a Fish Hatchery tour
View waterfowl & raptors galore at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge!
Waterfowl & Agriculture are combined on this field trip to Richvale
Become an artist & bird lover in this workshop Acrylic Heron Painting 
Saturday, Jan. 30
Explore Verbena Fields a Chico hidden treasure!
Find out “who-who” is nicknamed The Ventriloquist Owl
Learn surprising facts how Woodpeckers & Owls thrive in burned forest
Be awestruck at these amazing waterbirds, Western & Clark’s Grebes
Sunday, Jan. 31 
Birds are as identifiable by sounds as markings…try Birding by Ear
Learn more about your Backyard Bird visitors!                         Discover and observe the birds at Willow Bend
Take your birding to another level at the Llano Seco Viewing Platforms
Take the Bird-Friendly Garden Tour, then do the birds a favor
Banquet & Silent Auction with George D. Lepp
Saturday’s grand Gathering of Wings Banquet & Silent Auction is an enjoyable evening for all and will feature special guest and keynote speaker, George D. Lepp. The banquet has sold out the past few years, so get your tickets early.
Pacific Flyway Wildlife Art Exhibit & Reception
Be sure to see the inspiring Pacific Flyway Wildlife Art Exhibitlocated at 215 Main Street in downtown Chico. The exhibit is openJan. 27 through Feb. 12, but you won’t want to miss the special Art Opening & Welcome Reception on Friday evening,Jan. 29, free to the public. This is a special night for Festival attendees to mix and mingle, admire art, meet the artists, and enjoy live music and refreshments. Bring a friend!
Headquarters & Welcome Center
Admission is free to Festival Headquarters, the exhibit hall and various events on Saturday and Sunday, January 30 – 31, located at the Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave. in Chico.
Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th Street, will serve as our Welcome Center headquarters Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 27 – 29, then will remain open through the end of the festival.530-891-4671.
The Snow Goose Festival

Experience the grandeur when thousands of birds
Flyoff” at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge!
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