The 22nd Annual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival will be held April 19-25, 2017, along the Pacific Flyway in the redwood coastal region of Arcata and Humboldt County. The festival, with 95 different birding tours, is as diverse as the hundreds of its shorebird species and famous redwood forest inhabitants. One of the guest speakers is Noah Strycker, “Big Year” birder, who saw more than half the birds on earth in 12 months across all seven continents. The keynote is "birding detective", Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, migratory songbird scientific researcher from York University. This festival is designed for everyone from continent-jumping “listers” to the casual birder and nature enthusiast. See their website for registration details (www.godwitdays.org.). The program is not limited to birds, with sessions focusing on dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians, conifers and other native plants, and dune ecology. Many free events, family-friendly. Watch the 90 second video to learn more: https://youtu.be/h55UlZawK68.