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"Gathering of Wings" Banquet & Silent Auction

Banquet & Silent Auction

Saturday, January 25, 2014
5:30 pm - 10 pm
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
CSU, Chico
Corner of 2nd Street and Chestnut Street, Chico, CA

Cost per Person: $37 Adult, $20 Youth (17 years and younger) and students with ID
Beer & Wine (No Host)

Don’t miss the biggest event of the Snow Goose Festival, our Gathering of Wings Banquet. This treasured evening is a mix of great food, great company and great entertainment and is anticipated by many as the one chance per year they have to visit and catch up with fellow birders and friends in the community. Join field trip leaders, workshop presenters and all our hard-working committee members and volunteers in celebrating this special evening.

Featured Speaker:
Debi Shearwater
Professional seabirder and owner Shearwater Journeys

We are excited and pleased to have pelagic birding pioneer, Debi Shearwater, present this year’s keynote address, “40 Years of Seabirding.” From field guides to national marine sanctuaries to seabirds saved and seabirds on the brink, Debi will share experiences and insights gained from thousands of days at sea off the central coast of California to the ends of the Earth – the High Arctic and Antarctica. Debi will demonstrate how changes in the way humans view seabirds has affected their lives and existence. Her illustrated talk will also provide ways people can help save some of the most endangered and magnificent birds on Earth.

Debi is the owner of Monterey-based Shearwater Journeys, and has been leading boat tours to view seabirds in Monterey Bay, Half Moon Bay, and the Farallon Islands since 1975. She is renowned throughout the birding world for her expertise on pelagic birds and continues to lead 40 tours a year in California as well as tours in other parts of the world, including Antarctica. Debi was the inspiration for Anjelica Huston’s character, “Annie Auklet,” in the 2011 movie The Big Year, a major motion picture about competitive birding co-starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

We are looking forward to Debi’s participation in our 15th Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway and encourage you to join us at the banquet to hear her presentation!

Silent Auction

Silent auction begins at 5:30 pm

The vibrant Silent Auction tables will accompany us while we dine at the BMU and will include a variety of exquisite items including works of art, wine, and services. Your financial participation directly affects our ability to ensure that the Snow Goose Festival remains the North State's premier birding event, so enjoy the evening bidding for an event or item that you love. You won't be disappointed!

Interested in donating an item or service to our auction? Please contact our office at 345-1865 or email info@snowgoosefestival.org.

Download donation letter and form here.

Silent Auction Donors

We encourage everyone to thank and support the following community members, businesses and organizations who have generously donated items for our Silent Auction, to be held at the Gathering of Wings Banquet:

5th Street Clothing
5th Street Steakhouse
Adventure Outings
Art Etc.
Avenue 9 Gallery
Bella Day Spa
Bird In Hand
Bodie Birdhouse
Born Again Skin
Broadway Heights
Burke's on Broadway
Butte County Rice Growers Assoc.
California Pasta Productions
California State Parks
Campus Bicycles
Canyon Creek Nursery
Charles Giannini
Chico Creek Nature Center
Chico Performances
Chico Theater Company
Christian and Johnson
Collier Hardware
Cordi Winery
Cotton Party Clothing
Deb Lewis
Denny Lindberg
Diamond W Western Wear
Dorothy Davis
Durham Pump
Ellis Art
Erin Wells
Formal Education
Grace Jr.
Half A Bubble Out Communications
Hat Lady
Heartstrings Yarn Studio
Heavenly Blue
Heel & Sole Shoes
Henk de Hoop
Honey Run Winery
Iron Mountain Leather
Jay House B & B
John Scott
John Sied
Joyce Mikkelson
Judy Sitton
Karen Laslo
LaPetite Gallery
Lollie DeYoung
Lundberg Farms
Lyon Books
Made in Chico
Magnolia Gift and Garden
Maisie Jane's
Marvey Mueller
Mary Wurlitzer
Mary's Gone Crackers
Mim's Bakery
Mo Boeger
Mooney Farms
Mountain Sports
Nantucket Homes
Northern Star Mills
Odyssey Vineyards
Olde Gold Jewelry
Olive Pit
Orient & Flume
Pat Del Frate
Paula Busch
Peet's Coffee
Phoenix Building Gift Shop
Pinwheel Comm. Acupuncture
Powell's Sweet Shoppe
Printed Image
Pullins Cyclery
Roots Catering
S & S Produce
San Francisco Flowers
Scott Huber
Sicilian Café
Snow Goose Festival
Sofia Boulas
Susan Hearne
Susan Van Horn
Susan Woolridge
Tedo Best
Tim Leefeldt
Tin Roof Bakery
Tom Barrett
Tom Foolery
Trader Joe's
Upper Crust Bakery
Vita Segalla
Wilbur's Feed & Seed
Winchester Goose
Wine Co-Op
Wine Time
Zucchini and Vine