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It's Time to Get Your Bird On!

Early-Bird Passes to the Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival are on Sale Now!

We are excited for this year's event, as we have an amazing line up of local, national, and international speakers joining us from April 22nd - 25th featuring a variety of topics.

Just some of our featured classes included in the four-day online event:

  • Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird with Katie Fallon
  • Book Club: A Special Q& A with Julie Zickefoose on her book: Saving Jemima: Life and Love with A Hard-Luck Jay
  • Nature Journaling, Building a Bigger Bird Brain with John Muir Laws
  • A Hoot of a Time: Owls of Marin County with Joe Mueller
  • Past, Present & Future with Richard Crossley
  • Great Warriors: Hummingbirds, Fire & Conserving Mexican Biodiversity with Dr. Sarahy Contreras-Martínez & Juan Pablo Galván Martínez
  • A Year with the Urban Gray Fox with Bill Leikam
  • Snouts & Bills: The Relationship Between Northern Elephant Seals and the Birds the Benefit  with Dr. Sarah Allen
  • Is the Monarch Vanishing from the West? with Mia Monroe, Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, and Dr. Cheryl Schultz. 
  • Migrating California Shorebirds: A Look at Our Coastal Species at Bodega Bay with Lisa Hug
  • Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevada: A New Perspective on Field Guides with Keith Hansen & David Wimpfheimer.
  • Check Out the Full Program and Speaker Line Up!

By bringing the Festival online, we are protecting the health and safety of our participants, guides, and team, because we are not out of this pandemic yet! A benefit to online classes, this year have been able to include a broad range of topics and speakers from across the North American continent and deliver the classes right to your home.

How You Can Participate:

  1. Purchase Live Pass and join the fun each day and interact with the speakers.
  2. Purchase a Live+Video Pass option that allows you to join the events that you can and then use the video pass later to catch up on the classes you missed. The video passes will be live throughout 2021 giving you lots of time to catch up on what you missed.

Early-Bird passes are on sale now through April 16th to received reduced pricing on all 24 onlice classes! EAC members receive additional discounts.

Got Kiddos? 
Join the one-day FREE Youth & Family Virtual Program on Saturday April 24th! Jump into the Zoom meeting throughout the day to learn about nature journaling, read bird books, learn bird Zoomba dance, make an origami crane, and more! Scroll down to learn more.

Need a Scholarship? Support a Scholarship?
Next week we will be launching our scholarship portal for teachers, students, and individuals in financial need. We will send out an update with that information soon. If you want to help support scholarships to the Festival please consider a contribution as a Festival sponsor here

Supporting EAC's Mission
The Festival is an important part of EAC's annual fundraising as this event helps us to protect and sustain the unique lands, waters, and biodiversity of West Marin. We have been doing this for 50 years and your support of the Festival makes sure we are here for the next 50 years protecting what you love in coastal Marin.

I hope to see you there!

Get Our Limited Edition
John Muir Laws
Owls of Point Reyes

tees, hoodies, totes and more in various styles and colors by April 30th.
This is a great way to support the event even if you can't attend!


Become a EAC member, renew your support and receive reduced pricing on your virtual passes!


Schedule, Speaker Bios & Early-Bird Passes


Schedule at a Glance


Calling all families with fledglings ages 5 - 18! Grab your brood and join us online Saturday April 24th from 10 am -5 pm Pacific time for our
FREE Youth & Family activities in conjunction with the 2021 Point Reyes Birding & Nature Virtual Festival

Thank you to Alison Quoyeser and Amigos Alados
for their partnership and coordination of the Youth and Family Programming

Registration is Free (Suggested $10 Donation or Pay As You Can)

10:00 AM PST: Bird Journaling with Teen Birder Fiona Gillogly
11:00 AM PST: Read Aloud with Iris Meinolf at Fairfax Library
11:45 AM PST: Oragami: Folding Peace with Henry Kaku
1:00 PM PST: Zoomba Bird Dance with Fernanda Cedeno
2:00 PM PST: La Migración de las Aves with Faby Favela
3:00 PM PST: Marvelous Monarch Butterflies with Meryl Sundove & Alison Quoyeser
4:00 PM PST: Bird Adaptations with Dionné Mejía & Katie Russell  


Help us meet the match for our annual mission, scholarships and more, with a tax-deductible Friends of the Festival sponsor gift, today! 

Friends of the Festival sponsors receive access to (4) exclusive LIVE ONLY Zoom Keynote Meet & Greets with chances to win special prizes! 

View sponsor levels and benefits



Friends of the Festival Sponsors 

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors, who have
helped us raise $8,700 of our $10K match as of 4/2/2021!

Albatross $10,000
Anonymous $10K Matching Gift

Plover $1,000 
Maureen Kennedy | Robert and Karen Kustel | Ron and Amanda Mallory
David & Patty Wimpfheimer

Rail $500 -$999  
Sarah Allen & Dudley Miller | Barry & Barbara Deutsch | Cynthia Lloyd |
Bridger & Katherine Mitchell | Recology | Bill Yeates | Lena & Gabe Zentall

Flicker $250-$499 
Diana Brumbraugh | Carolyn and John Longstreth | Law Offices of David Weinsoff | Sierra Club - Marin Chapter

Donors $50 - $249 
Jerry & Barbara Meral | Marguerite Murphy | Eric Ross& Karen Tarp

InKind Donors 
Richard Crossley | Katie Fallon | Keith Hansen | John Muir Laws 

Contact Us

Environmental Action Commmittee of West Marin (EAC)
PO Box 609 | 65 Third Street Suite #14
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 663.9312 | events@eacmarin.org
www.eacmarin.org | www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org


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