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Field Trips

The Snow Goose Festival is located in an amazingly diverse area, with habitats that include rivers and wetlands, sweeping plains and grasslands, rolling foothills, sheltered canyons and mountain peaks. Attendees can choose from a long list of trips that are sure to please a wide variety of interests and ability levels, from wheelchair accessible to easy walking to vigorous hiking!

Thursday, Jan 22 Start Time End Time Adult Youth
Marathon Big Day Birding in Colusa County - NEW 6:00 am 5:00 pm $30
Marathon Big Day Birding in Butte County - NEW Sold Out 7:00 am 5:30 pm $30 $10
Bidwell Park’s Yahi Trail - NEW 7:30 am 12:00 pm $25 $10
Paskenta's C & R Ranch (includes lunch) Sold Out 7:45 am 4:00 pm $35 $15
Winter Raptors 8:00 am 3:00 pm $27 $10
Divide Ranch & Beyond (includes lunch) - NEW Sold Out 8:00 am 4:00 pm $45 $25
Rancho Esquon 8:30 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Gray Lodge & Cordi Winery 8:30 am 4:30 pm $32
Sacramento Refuge Fly-Off 12:30 pm 6:30 pm $27 $10
Historic Llano Seco Rancho -- Wildlife & Habitat Conservation Sold Out 2:00 pm 6:30 pm $27 $10
Bat Safari - NEW Sold Out 4:00 pm 7:00 pm $22 $10

 

Friday, Jan 23 Start Time End Time Adult Youth
Marathon Big Day Birding in Glenn County - NEW Sold Out 6:30 am 5:30 pm $30 $10
Table Mountain/Coal Canyon Falls Hike - NEW Sold Out 7:30 am 1:30 pm $27 $10
Sutter Buttes Hike -- Dean Ranch 7:30 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Digiscoping Workshop/Field Trip 8:00 am 12:00 pm $22 $10
Riparian Ecology Tour at Willow Bend - NEW 8:00 am 12:00 pm $22 $10
Sutter Buttes Hike - State Park's Peace Valley Sold Out 8:00 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Sutter Buttes Hike - State Park's Peace Valley & "House Hill" - NEW 8:00 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Bidwell Park Bird Walk Sold Out 8:30 am 10:30 am $12 $5
Feather River Birds & Fish Hatchery Tour 8:30 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Colusa National Wildlife Refuge Sold Out 8:30 am 2:00 pm $27 $10
Dye Creek Preserve Sold Out 8:45 am 2:30 pm $27 $10
Birds & Rice Growers 9:00 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Foothill Birding & LaRocca Vineyards Sold Out 9:00 am 2:00 pm $32
Sacramento Refuge Fly-Off 12:30 pm 6:30 pm $27 $10
Raptor Run thru Butte County Sold Out 1:00 pm 4:00 pm $22 $10
Thermalito Afterbay & Surrounding Grasslands 1:00 pm 5:30 pm $25 $10
A Chico Birding Hotspot! - Oxidation Ponds - NEW Sold Out 1:30 pm 5:00 pm $22 $22
Family Owl Prowl Sold Out 7:00 pm 8:30 pm $12 $5

 

Saturday, Jan 24 Start Time End Time Adult Youth
Valley Wetlands & Wintering Waterbirds - For the Serious Birder Sold Out 6:30 am 4:30 pm $30
Refuge to Refuge -- Snow Geese Galore! 7:00 am 5:00 pm $30 $10
Tehama Bird Trek Sold Out 7:30 am 3:00 pm $27 $10
Tundra Swan Viewing -- District 10 (includes lunch) Sold Out 7:45 am 1:30 pm $32 $12
Birds & Trees of the Genetic Resource and Conservation Center - NEW 8:00 am 12:00 pm $22 $10
Llano Seco Viewing Platform -- Dabbling, Diving & Soaring Sold Out 8:00 am 12:00 pm $22 $10
Sutter Buttes Hike -- Dean Ranch Sold Out 8:00 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Vina Plains to Pine Creek & the River Sold Out 8:30 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Birding & Brunch in Paradise! Sold Out 8:30 am 2:00 pm $35 $15
Bidwell Park - Bird & Ecological Diversity Sold Out 9:00 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Olive City Agriculture and Nature Center (includes lunch) - NEW Sold Out 9:00 am 2:00 pm $35 $15
Feather River Region & Nature Trail Sold Out 9:15 am 12:45 pm $22 $10
Family Hike at Verbena Fields 10:00 am 12:00 pm $12 $5
Wings & Wine Tasting in Vina Sold Out 10:00 am 3:00 pm $27
Raptor Run Sold Out 12:00 pm 4:30 pm $25 $10
Butte College Wildlife Refuge & Natural Area Sold Out 12:30 pm 4:30 pm $22 $10

 

Sunday, Jan 25 Start Time End Time Adult Youth
Bird the Shores of Black Butte Lake Sold Out 7:30 am 3:00 pm $27 $10
Sutter Buttes Hike -- Mid-Mountain Sold Out 7:30 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Sutter Buttes Hike -- Summit Ascent Sold Out 7:30 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Beginning Birding by Ear Sold Out 7:45 am 11:00 am $22 $10
Birds & Trees of Butte Creek Ecological Preserve Sold Out 8:00 am 12:00 pm $22 $10
Nature Journaling & the NorCal Naturalist Journal - NEW 8:00 am 12:00 pm $32 $20
Rio Vista, Woodson Bridge & Olive Tour Sold Out 8:00 am 2:30 pm $27 $10
Bidwell Park Bird Walk with Scott Weidensaul Sold Out 8:30 am 10:30 am $15 $8
Llano Seco Viewing Platform -- Dabbling, Diving & Soaring Sold Out 8:30 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Birding & Brunch in Paradise! Sold Out 8:30 am 2:00 pm $35 $15
Falcons & Falconry 8:45 am 11:00 am $22 $10
Oxidation Ponds & Indian Fishery Sold Out 9:00 am 1:00 pm $22 $10
Rancho Esquon Sold Out 9:00 am 1:00 pm $22 $10
2nd Annual Chico Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids in January 10:00 am 2:00 pm $5
Wing-It to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Sold Out 12:30 pm 4:00 pm $22 $10
Owl Banding Presentation, Survey, & Field Trip with guest Scott Weidensaul - NEW Sold Out 3:30 pm 8:30 pm $30 $15