A wetlands festival held annually in February featuring birding field trips and workshops.
California Duck Days officially begins with a Welcome Reception on Friday evening, February 21st, at the Davis Art Center. The evening will feature an outstanding wildlife art exhibit created by the high school students of the Yolo County, as well as a display of California Junior Duck Stamp art.
The California Ducks Days festival on Saturday, February 22nd will offer over a dozen field trips to sites around the region, such as waterfowl identification, wood duck box building and dog training. In addition, special workshops onsite will include a bat talk, and a falconry demonstration in the field, and a kids’ fishing activity. Children will be able to fish for trout in the demonstration wetlands or in a special pond for young children and then have their fish cleaned and packed to take home. There will also be a large mobile aquarium filled with local fish, including many native species, for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
The Duck Days Exhibits will have interactive displays from 20 area environmental organizations and wll feature crowd-pleasing Mallard ducklings, as well as live raptors. Food will be available on-site for purchase.