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Let Us Take You Under Our Wing & Show You the Magic of the Pacific Flyway!

20th Annual
Snow Goose Festival
January 23 -27, 2019
Chico, CA

Snow Goose Festival Headquarters
& Welcome Center
Chico Masonic Family Center
1110 W. East Ave. Chico, CA
Wildlife Education
Exploration & Birding Adventures
Informative & Hands-on Workshops
Wildlife Art Show
Free Nature Activities for the Entire Family

Our 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.

Choose from over 70 field trips and workshops that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of interests. Free nature activities are offered for youth as well as armchair adventures for all. View impressive art at our Wildlife Art Exhibit at our new venue, Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA).

Here are just a few highlights that will be part of our 20th Anniversary:

Farallon Islands: A Mecca for Birds and Birders, by Naturalist & Birding Guide David Wimpfheimer, keynote speaker at Saturday’s “Gathering of Wings” Banquet & Silent Auction

Remarkable Lives: The Intertwined Worlds of Birds and Humans, exhibit opening Thursday, January 24 at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, CSUC

2018 Audubon Photography Awards traveling exhibit, featuring 12 spectacular bird photographs, on display at the “Snow Goose Festival Wildlife Art Exhibit”, Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA), January 24 - 27

Banquet & Silent Auction

Special Guest & Keynote Speaker: Naturalist and Birding Guide David Wimpfheimer

A resident of Point Reyes since the early '80s, David will outline some of the factors that result in the dramatic diversity of the migratory and breeding birds in his lively presentation, "Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands: A Mecca for Birds and Birders." He will examine trends and changes and share stories of special birds that have been seen over the decades.

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

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