- This event has passed.
California Swan Festival
November 8 - November 10Field Trips vary.
The CA Swan Festival is presented by the Yuba-Sutter Chamber & Visit Yuba-Sutter. It is the only one of its kind on the west coast of the United States and celebrating the abundant local and migratory wildfowl of the Northern Sacramento Valley, the California Swan Festival offers workshops, presentations, guided tours and educational programs catering to bird and nature enthusiasts of all ages and levels of interest. The California Swan Festival is timed to honor the return of the tundra swans to their winter home. Arriving in the tens of thousands and in close-knit family groups, they make a spectacular show for bird watchers and photographers.
This three-day event offers more than 35 guided tours at affordable prices, organized by experts in their respective fields, exploring a wide range of waterfowl habitats and other natural assets of the beautiful Yuba-Sutter region. Field trips include Swan Sighting, Ag/Wildlife Educational Tours, Historic Tours, Nature Hikes and trips to the region’s National Wildlife areas.
Another great feature of the Festival is the free Junior Naturalist program, led by a team of Shady Creek Outdoor School naturalists. Children of all ages will enjoy hands-on learning experiences sure to inspire the budding birdwatcher. Activities include crafts, games, live animal presentations and much more.
The festival also hosts a vendor fair, all day Saturday and Sunday, in the Swan Central building. Onsite vendors specialize in wildlife information and retail goods. Interested vendors – both businesses and non-profit organizations- should download the exhibitor/vendor application form online at www.yubasutterchamber.com/swan-festival.html
Parking and entry to the Swan Festival is FREE, as are a wide range of workshops and presentations on wildlife education, natural sciences, ecosystem management and photography.
To find out more about the California Swan Festival and to register for tours, visit www.yubasutterchamber.com/field-trips.html