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"Gathering of Wings" Banquet & Silent Auction

Banquet & Silent Auction

Saturday, January 30, 2016
5:30 pm - 10 pm
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
CSU, Chico
Corner of 2nd Street and Chestnut Street, Chico, CA

Cost per person: $38 Adult, $20 Youth (17 years and younger) and students with ID
Beer & Wine (no host)

Don’t miss the biggest event of the Snow Goose Festival, our Gathering of Wings Banquet. This treasured evening is a mix of great food, great company and great entertainment and is anticipated by many as the one chance per year they have to visit and catch up with fellow birders and friends in the community. Join field trip leaders, workshop presenters and all our hard-working committee members and volunteers in celebrating this special evening.

Keynote Speaker:
George D. Lepp, Outdoor and Nature Photographer, Teacher and Author

"True Confessions of a Wild Bird Photographer”

How far will you go to realize your photographic vision? What kind of blind can you dream up? Is there any destination too far, too cold, too hot? What floats, what sinks? What tools can you invent or re-purpose to solve your problems? How do you see and portray your subjects, and photograph birds by design? Over the course of his forty-year career, George Lepp’s philosophy has been: Whatever it takes! 

In this program, George shares some of his greatest bird photography success stories, and some very funny failures, as he employs creative tactics and techniques to get the winning shot in locations around the world. 

George D. Lepp is one of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images. He is also widely recognized for his unique dedication to sharing his photographic and biological knowledge with other photographers through his seminars, writing and inventions. George Lepp is a leader in the rapidly advancing field of outdoor photography and digital imaging. He was chosen by Canon USA as one of the first members of its Explorers of Light program, which features the industry's most influential photographers. [Read more]

He is also the author of many books, including Golden Poppies of California and Beyond the Basics (I and II): Innovative Techniques for outdoor and Nature Photography.

George Lepp will be available for book signings after his keynote address.

Silent Auction

Silent auction begins at 5:30 pm

The vibrant Silent Auction tables will accompany us while we dine at the BMU and will include a variety of exquisite items including works of art, wine, and services. Your financial participation directly affects our ability to ensure that the Snow Goose Festival remains the North State's premier birding event, so enjoy the evening bidding for an event or item that you love. You won't be disappointed!

Interested in donating an item or service to our auction? Please contact our office at 345-1865 or email info@snowgoosefestival.org.

Download donation letter and form here.