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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) 7:45 am 4:00 pm $35 $15
Winter Raptors 8:00 am 3:00 pm $27 $10
Divide Ranch & Beyond (includes lunch) - NEW 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 2:00 pm 6:30 pm $27 $10
Bat Safari - NEW 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 6:30 am 5:30 pm $30 $10
Table Mountain/Coal Canyon Falls Hike - NEW 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 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 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 8:30 am 2:00 pm $27 $10
Dye Creek Preserve 8:45 am 2:30 pm $27 $10
Birds & Rice Growers 9:00 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Foothill Birding & LaRocca Vineyards 9:00 am 2:00 pm $32
Sacramento Refuge Fly-Off 12:30 pm 6:30 pm $27 $10
Raptor Run thru Butte County 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 1:30 pm 5:00 pm $22 $22
Family Owl Prowl 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 6:30 am 4:30 pm $30
Refuge to Refuge -- Snow Geese Galore! 7:00 am 5:00 pm $30 $10
Tehama Bird Trek 7:30 am 3:00 pm $27 $10
Tundra Swan Viewing -- District 10 (includes lunch) 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 8:00 am 12:00 pm $22 $10
Sutter Buttes Hike -- Dean Ranch 8:00 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Vina Plains to Pine Creek & the River 8:30 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Birding & Brunch in Paradise! 8:30 am 2:00 pm $35 $15
Bidwell Park - Bird & Ecological Diversity 9:00 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Olive City Agriculture and Nature Center (includes lunch) - NEW 9:00 am 2:00 pm $35 $15
Feather River Region & Nature Trail 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 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 7:30 am 3:00 pm $27 $10
Sutter Buttes Hike -- Mid-Mountain 7:30 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Sutter Buttes Hike -- Summit Ascent 7:30 am 4:00 pm $45 $30
Beginning Birding by Ear 7:45 am 11:00 am $22 $10
Birds & Trees of Butte Creek Ecological Preserve 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 8:00 am 2:30 pm $27 $10
Bidwell Park Bird Walk with Scott Weidensaul 8:30 am 10:30 am $15 $8
Llano Seco Viewing Platform -- Dabbling, Diving & Soaring 8:30 am 12:30 pm $22 $10
Birding & Brunch in Paradise! 8:30 am 2:00 pm $35 $15
Falcons & Falconry 8:45 am 11:00 am $22 $10
Oxidation Ponds & Indian Fishery 9:00 am 1:00 pm $22 $10
Rancho Esquon 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 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