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Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
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Festival Events Information
Our weekend events center around the activities of the Aleutian Goose. Tens of thousands of this once endangered species visit our community each spring. When planning your schedule, make sure you include the phenomenal spectacle of the Goose Fly-off at Dawn, and at least one trip to see the Fields of Geese feeding in outlying farmlands.

We offer numerous opportunities to fit geese trips into your day's choices and still find time for other nature, birding, and heritage excursions. Join our local and regional naturalists, biologists, botanists, ornithologists, and historians for a chance to enjoy some of Del Norte County's abundant natural and cultural offerings.

The festival is organized with several different themes. Reflecting the diversity of birds, habitats, wildlife, culture, and history found in our unique region, each theme can be explored in totality or samplings can be taken from several. We also offer a multitude of other specialized programs led by expert local and regional ornithologists, biologists, botanists, naturalists, historians, and American Indians.

 
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The Festival officially begins on Friday morning at 7:00 A.M. with check-in and ends on Monday at 8:00 A.M. when the last trips leave. All trips will depart from the Crescent City Cultural Center, 1001 Front Street, at the times listed on your registration and in this booklet. Length of times listed for field trips are approximate and include travel time. Workshop and field trip leaders, or their representative, will meet with participants at the Cultural Center and escort them to the designated sites. PLEASE BE PROMPT. Times listed are departure time: Most field trips will go rain or shine! The main exceptions are the water excursions, and evening owls, which are weather dependent.
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
 
What to Bring
Early spring on the North Coast can be sunny, warm and dry - or rainy, cold and windy. Always prepare for rain. Dress in layers. Waterproof boots and jackets are a must. Bring personal binoculars, scopes, field guides, and other essentials. For all water and ocean excursions, it is extremely important to dress warmly. Bring wet weather gear and something to dry and protect fragile optics, and an extra set of dry clothes. Events are scheduled to allow time for meals at local restaurants in between.
  • All Prices are Per Person
  • Dress in Layers for Wind and Rain
  • Waterproof Boots and Jackets a MUST
  • Bring Hats and Gloves
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
 
Aleutian Goose Festival, Crescent City CA The Come and They Go

They come and they go
They sing a pleasant song
They are loved by the Eskimo
And seem to do no wrong

They mate for life
And are always in love
They fly with their wife
High in the sky above

They visit us once a year
As they land on Castle Rock
We appreciate them being here
And marvel at the beautiful flock

by Kevin Denis
3rd Grade Poetry Winner
 
About AGF and REDI
The festival is sponsored by the Redwood Economic Development Institute (REDI) and the ROSE Foundation for Communities and the Environment. The Aleutian Goose Festival is a not for profit community volunteer event centered at the Crescent City Cultural Center. It is hosted by the the City of Crescent City and Chamber of Commerce with cooperating sponsorships and additional programs offered by Redwood National & State Parks, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Smith River National Recreation Area and California Department of Fish and Game. Initial grants to establish our festival came from the USDA Forest Service, an equal opportunity provider.
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
 
Getting Here
Crescent City is the northern most California city on the incredible Pacific Ocean providing access to all of wonderful, wild Del Norte County.

To view an area map please Click Here.
 
Air Travel ~ Driving Directions
 
Air Travel
Air Travel to Crescent City is available from many major cities through Jack McNamara Field Airport at the north end of Crescent City. Car rentals are available at the airport as well. For more information click on the link for the airport.
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
 
Driving Directions
From the South:
I5 N to Grants Pass
US 199 W to Hwy 101 S
Hwy 101 S to Crescent City
From the North:
I5 S to Grants Pass
US 199 W to Hwy 101 S
Hwy 101 S to Crescent City
 
Alternate scenic route for the leisurely traveler from the south:
From Sacramento and points south:
I5 N to Williams
Hwy 20 W to Fort Bragg
Hwy 101 N to Crescent City
 
Alternate romantic ocean drive route from the north:
From Eugene and points north:
I5 to OR 126 W at Florence
OR 126 W to Hwy 101 S
Hwy 101 S to Crescent City
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
 
Aleutian Goose Festival, Spring Birding Festivals, Pacific Northwest Birding, Crescent City, California, Del Norte County
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