Experience the Sights, Sounds, & Wonders of Birds
at the

19th Annual Snow Goose Festival
of the Pacific Flyway!
January 24 – 28, 2018
Chico, CA

Festival Headquarters
Chico Masonic Family Center
1110 W. East Ave., Chico

Online registration is now closed but walk-in registration is still available

No phone registrations will be taken during the Festival, January 24-28.

Walk-in registrations only will be taken at this location during these hours:

Chico Masonic Family Center
Wed. thru Fri., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat., 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun. 6:30 am – 12:00 pm

This action-packed 5-day event celebrates the remarkable journey of millions of waterfowl and raptors along the Pacific Flyway that call the Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months.

Jon L. Dunn, Author of "National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America" will be the Keynote Speaker

Chief consultant and author of all seven editions of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and a birding tour leader for over 30 years, Jon L. Dunn will share his passion for birds and exceptional knowledge of the challenges of identifying the Pacific Flyway's waterfowl. 

Jon Dunn has spent much of his life birding in California. He is a tour leader for Wings and has written (or co-authored) numerous articles and a handful of books on bird identification and distribution. Jon became hooked on birding at age 11, and working with young birders is a special passion of his. According to Jon, "Every kid needs a passion, so why not birds? Besides, the more birders there are, especially those who are passionate with a voice, the better chance we have of advocating positions in the political arena that actually might save birds." Jon is a board member for Western Field Ornithologists and lives in Bishop, California, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. -- ABA Birding Magazine

Field Trips and Workshops

Choose from over 70 field trips and workshops that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of interests and ability levels. In addition to numerous bird-watching field trips for waterfowl, cranes, raptors and songbirds, you might choose to take a guided tour of a nature preserve, visit a local vineyard, or hike the scenic Sutter Buttes in search of lofty views and resident wildlife. Our workshops offer something for everyone! Learn about nature photography, bird carving, how to record nature sounds, how to identify those backyard birds, and much more. Free nature activities are offered for youth as well as armchair adventures for all.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at info@snowgoosefestival.org, or by calling the Festival Office at 530-592-9092.

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Festival Events

Field Trips


Free Events

Youth Activities

River Partners 4-day Birding Competition


Art Exhibit & Reception

Food Vendor

Festival FaceBook Activity