18th Annual Snow Goose Festival: January 25-29, 2017


The 2017 Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway was a Wild and Wondrous event! Without the exceptional field trip leaders and workshop presenters, a great cast of dedicated volunteers and the amazing support of many sponsors, this celebrated winter adventure could not exist.

We had record numbers of attendees, a sold out banquet with keynote speaker Alvaro Jaramillo, a live raptor assembly that delighted many, especially youth, who witnessed the flights of these winged marvels right over their heads!

We beat our record of different bird species seen or heard over the 5-day festival with a whopping 161! With a record one-day species count of 118 on the Marathon Big Day Birding Butte County!!! 

Alvaro’s keynote message that birding is a ton of fun, it gets you outside, you meet great people, you see gorgeous birds, and it works your brain! I think we can all agree that we experienced exactly that.

Photo by Barbara L. Steinberg

See you next year at the 19th Annual Snow Goose Festival, January 24 – 28, 2018

Have a great year of birding!