California Nature Events & Festivals

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BIRDING EVENTS

Nature Events (Non-birding)

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JANUARY

Wings Over Willcox

Willcox, Arizona

13-17, January 2016

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
Morro Bay - CA
15-18, January 2016

GALT WINTER BIRD FESTIVAL
Galt, CA

23 January 2016

Snow Goose Festival OF THE PACIFIC FLYWAY
Chico & Red Bluff - CA
27-31, January 2016


FEBRUARY

Winter Wings Festival
Klamath Falls, Oregon

President’s Day Weekend

11-14 February 2016

BirdSource Great Backyard Bird Count

Your backyard - any state

President’s Day Weekend

12-15 February 2016

California Duck Days

Davis, CA

19-20 February 2016

San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival
Mare Island, Vallejo, CA

19-21 February 2016


MARCH

SAN DIEGO BIRD FESTIVAL
San Diego - CA
3-6 March 2016

Santa Margarita Wildflower Festival
Downtown Santa Margarita

19 March 2016

Wildlands Conservancy Spring Nature Festival

Maricopa - CA


APRIL

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival
Arcata - CA
13-19 April 2016

Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

Point Reyes, CA

22-24 April 2016

Owens Lake Bird Festival

Lone Pine, CA

22-24 April 2016

Kern VALLEY SPRING NATURE Festival 
Weldon - CA


MAY

International Migratory Bird Day

Spring Wings Bird Festival
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Fallon, Nevada


JUNE

Tahoe Basin Bird Festival

Taylor Creek Visitors Center, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua 
Lee Vining - CA       

17-19 June 2016


JULY


AUGUST

GREBE fESITVAL 
Chester - CA       

19-22 August 2016


SEPTEMBER

Monterey Bay Birding Festival

Watsonville - CA

22-24 September 2016

Kern River Valley Autumn Nature & Vulture Festival
Weldon - CA

24 September 2016


OCTOBER

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WEEK CELEBRATION
Check your local wildlife refuge for activities - www.fws.gov


NOVEMBER

Sandhill Crane Festival

Lodi - CA

November 4-6, 2016

 

California Swan Festival

Marysville - CA

November 11-13, 2016

Central Valley Birding Symposium

Stockton - CA

17-20 November 2016

 


DECEMBER

see the Christmas Bird Count page for

December 14 - January 5 scheduled CBC's in California

 

JANUARY

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

Tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove - Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz - CA
Saturdays & Sundays.

FULL MOON

Saturday, 23 January 2016


FEBRUARY

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

Whale Watch
Point Cabrillo National Monument,
San Diego, CA

 

Migration Festival - Natural Bridges State Beach, Seacliff, and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Parks

Santa Cruz - CA

Tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove - Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz - CA
Saturdays & Sundays. 

FULL MOON

Monday, 22 February 2016

LEAP DAY

Monday, 29 February 2016


MARCH

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

MENDOCINO WHALE & WINE FESTIVAL
Mendocino, CA

 

Little River Whale Festival
Little River, CA

Fort Bragg Whale Festival
Fort Bragg, CA

 

Santa Margarita Wildflower Festival
Santa Margarita, CA

VERNAL EQUINOX

19 March 2016

EARTH HOUR

Turn off and Tune in to Climate Awareness

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

Sunday, March 13, 2016 2am

FULL MOON

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 (eclipse)


APRIL

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival

FULL MOON

Saturday, 21 April 2016

EARTH DAY

April 22, 2016

 

ARBOR DAY

April 29, 2016


MAY

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

FULL MOON

Saturday, 21 May 2016
 


JUNE

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

SUMMER SOLSTICE

20 June 2016

FULL MOON

Monday, 20 June 2016


JULY

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

FULL MOON

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


AUGUST

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

FULL MOON

Thursday, 18 August 2016


SEPTEMBER

HEAL THE BAY

Coastal Cleanup Day

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

22 September 2016

FULL MOON

Friday, 16 September 2016 (eclipse)


OCTOBER

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

Fall Fish Festival

Lake Tahoe - CA

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

FULL MOON

Saturday, 15 October 2016
 


NOVEMBER

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

Sunday, 6 November 2016 2am

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

Tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove - Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz - CA
Saturdays & Sundays.  

FULL MOON

Monday, 14 November 2016


DECEMBER

HEAL THE BAY

Cleanup events every month

FULL MOON

Friday, 25 December 2015

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

WINTER SOLSTICE

22 December 2015

21 December 2016

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