Altacal Audubon’s
Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway
January 27 – 31, 2021

What we know for certain, the snow geese will arrive at their winter homes along the Pacific Flyway. What we don’t know for certain, is what Covid-19 will do this fall and winter. So, it has been decided, for the health and safety of visitors, families, and all volunteers, that we will cancel this coming year’s Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway, January 27 – 31, 2021 and turn our “flights” towards a fantastic January 2022 festival!

While the Snow Goose Festival is on hold,  Altacal Audubon will be looking into some alternative ways to continue to celebrate the millions of waterfowl and thousands of raptors that call Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months, and we will keep you informed via website, Facebook, twitter, and our Constant Contact subscriber email-list.

We will miss seeing everyone in January, but we hope to see you again in 2022!

Stay healthy and safe until then.

Jennifer Patten
Snow Goose Festival Director
Altacal Audubon Program Chair

Snow Goose Festival
PO Box 3671
Chico, CA 95927-3671
(530) 592-9092

Wild Adventures, Wild Birds!

We had it all at the
2020 Snow Goose Festival
of the Pacific Flyway!

Here are some highlights of the
2020 Snow Goose

  • Record sightings of Ferruginous Hawks and Golden Eagles
  • Live raptors from The Center for Reconnecting with Nature and West Coast Falconry
  • Special exhibits and displays including “Live Bats” from NorCal Bat and “Skins & Skulls” from Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Free showings of two films “Birds in Sacramento Valley’s Winter Wetlands” and “Refuge” filmed and recorded at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
  • The impressive Snow Goose Festival Art Exhibit at The Museum of Northern California Art (monca)
  • A superb silent auction at our “Gathering of Wings” banquet
  • The exceptional keynote presentation by Karen Amstutz, who connected us to the natural world of birds with “The Gift of Watching Birds”

A most heartfelt THANK YOU to all sponsors, workshop presenters, field trip leaders, participants and the amazing, dedicated, hardworking and very talented steering committee members and volunteers who helped organize and plan this celebrated regional event.

See you next year at the 22nd Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway
January 27 – 31, 2021!

We highly recommend getting on our email list, as mails will go out to notify you when Registration opens, of various deadlines, and changes and additions to the program along the way.

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Art Exhibit & Reception

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