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Dear Jessica,

First and foremost, the EAC team hopes you are all healthy during the pandemic and able to find time to get outside to enjoy the sunshine somewhere close to home. We know this is a difficult time for many, and some of us are feeling "cooped" up during the Shelter-in-Place orders, so we want to bring some nature to you! 

As a special thank you to our supporters, and to honor Earth Day and the Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, we are announcing a FREE series of online webinars to keep you engaged with Wild West Marin from April 24th through May 1st. These webinars are focused on bird conservation, spring migration, wildflowers, bobcats, Cooper's Hawks, Spotted Owls, and some special family programming for the little ones in your lives. 

Check out the webinars below, and click here register. 

As you know, we were disheartened that we needed to cancel the 11th annual Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival. The Festival provides 20% of our annual income, and brings together our community to celebrate our unique lands, waters, and biodiversity in West Marin and beyond. The Festival is one of our favorite events of the year, when we get together to experience this unique area, see what it is we protect, learn from our amazing guides, visit with old friends, and make new connections.  

Over the past few weeks we have been working to officially cancel the event, and through that process we connected with our attendees and sponsors whose generosity has truly made our hearts soar! From the entire EAC team, I want to thank all our sponsors and attendees who generously donated all or a portion of their registration fees to us. We are humbled by your support, as your contributions are helping us make it through these unprecedented times. 

To thank our community and honor the spirit of the annual Birding & Nature Festival, I hope you can join us for one, or all of our webinars. Thank you to our webinar guides, Jack, Katie, David, Sarah, Craig, and Todd for creating these presentations for everyone to enjoy! We are looking forward to connecting with everyone in the spirit of the Festival!

I am so grateful for your support, which has helped us protect wetlands, enact local protections for migratory and nesting birds, support land-use policies to protect habitat and species from development, protect our Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon watersheds, and so much more. We can't do our work without you! Stay tuned for more ways to engage with us this year - stay subscribed and ready for action!

In gratitude, 

Morgan Patton, Executive Director

P.S. Keep up to date with birding and wildlife news. Check our our resources page for news, articles, species lists and more, plus these recent articles on Birds and Coronavirus, How to Bird in Any US City, and more! Also for those of you using or interested in iNaturalist, join the 5th anniversary of City Nature Challenge April 24th - 27th in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!


FREE Online ZOOM Webinars April 24th-May 1st, 2020

We are excited to be able to bring you a new way to engage with us during this uncertain time, and we would like to thank our speakers for jumping to make this happen. In order to access these special programs, you will have to register through ZOOM. View full descriptions and speaker bios here, and register for each webinar you are interested in. Learn More

The Spotted Owl’s
Barred Dilemma & Current Research


Friday, April 24th | 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Join us online with Jack Dumbacher, Curator of Ornithology and Mammalogy at the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) in San Francisco to hear new research about the Spotted Owl’s dilemma with the Eastern Barred Owl.

Shade-Grown Coffee:
Bird Conservation in Your Cup

Saturday, April 25th | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us online with Katie Fallon, President of the Mountaineer Chapter of the National Audubon Society of West Virginia, and one of the co-founders of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc. to learn more about bird conservation in your cup. 

Spring Migration at Point Reyes,
or Wherever You Are


Sunday, April 26th | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us online with naturalist and EAC Board Member and festival co-founder David Wimpfheimer to learn more about Spring Migration in Point Reyes and Beyond.


Bobcats in Point Reyes &
Around the Bay Area 

Monday, April 27th | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us online for with wildlife educator, nature photographer and EAC Board Member Sarah Killingsworth to learn about the elusive, charismatic bobcat (Lynx Rufus) in Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Cooper’s Hawk:
Life Beyond the Forest


Tuesday, April 28th | 1:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join us online for a free webinar with Craig Nikitas of Bay Raptor Rescue to learn more about the characteristics, taxonomy, and field marks of the Cooper’s Hawk.

Wildflowers of Mount Vision: A Hiking Journal from Tomales Bay to Home Bay

Wednesday, April 29th | 1:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join us online with naturalist Todd Plummer to learn more about spring wildflowers in the Seashore.


Budding Birders Book Reading with Katie Fallon + Special Appearance from “HD” the Eastern Screech-Owl Rescued Bird Ambassador

Friday, May 1st | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join us online with author Katie Fallon and “HD,” a live, non-releasable screech-owl who lives at the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, as they read one of Katie’s children’s books, Look, See the Farm.

Albatross $10,000 Anonymous $10K Matching Gift

Plover $1,000 Anne Baxter | Maureen Kennedy | Ron & Amanda Mallory

Rail $500 - $999  Anonymous | Bob Johnston & Peggy Bannan | Barry & Barbara Deutsch | Bob & Karen Kustel | Marin Audubon Society | Jerry & Barbara Meral | Bridger & Katherine Mitchell | David & Patty Wimpfheimer

Flicker $250-$499  Mary, George & Michael AldrichAlbertson & Davidson, LLP | Avocet Research Associates - Jules & Meryl Evens | Tom Brookshire & Diane Saylor | Kim Grewe & Scott Yancy | Douglas Henderson | Law Office of David Weinsoff | Cynthia Lloyd | Anne Menke | James & Julie Monson | John, Susan & Eddie Monson | Paula Lane Action Network | Alice Towey & Matthew Blackwell | Station House Cafe & Side Street Kitchen | Bill Yeates | Rich & Diane Zimmerman

Donors Deborah Ablin | Sharon Anderegg | Ken & Katie Ballinger | Ashley Boren | Bill & Penny Barron | Sharon Barnett & Kevin Stockmann | Bruce Campbell & Hilary Chute | Catherine Caufield & Terry Nordbye | May Chen and Tracy Wang | Richard Cimino | Ed Cirimele | Julie Clark | Natalie Clark | John Codding | Helen Cohen & Mark Lipman | Collin & Connor Cochrane | Kelli Crane & Philip Bryan | Jim Crumpler | Claire Cummings & Richard McCombs | Stephanie and Andrew Deitz | Joseph DiAndrea & Kathy Harris | David Donnenfield | Melanie Duboce & James Nguyen | Will Felch | Lynn Feindel | Anne Fraser & Robert Lehmann | Juan Garcia | Sandy Gess | Joseph Giammarco & Claire Kelm | Barry Goode | Linda Green | Patrick Guillemot | Kathy Harris & Joe DiAndrea | Daphne Hatch | Louisa Havstad | Luanna Helfman | Carolyn Hodge | Ellen Holmes | Lynn Horowitz | Read Howarth | Jared Hubbell & Katherine Szabo | Wendy Kallins | Sarah Killingsworth | Lisa Kreiger | Joan Lamphier | Katherine Land | Lorraine Land | Derek Lecy | Ann Levy | Ann Linder | Elizabeth Litov | Doris Lopez | Karen Mandala | Carolyn Marr & Nile Thompson | Nan Maysen | Jane Medley | Patrick McLaughlin | Jessica Morton | Christian Naventi | Patty & Don Neubacher | Esther & Charles Nichol | Lawrence Nigro & Mary Donahue | Skip Niesen | Edward Nute | Kristin Nute | Carla Parkinson | Claire Peaslee | Lisa Pieper & Robert Garland | Richard Plant | Suzanne Pregerson & Frank Werblin | Rachel Price | Jeannene Przyblyski | Clarence Quindipan | John & Linda Reichel | Don Reinberg | George Ridout | Felix Rigau | Marianna Riser | David Robinson | Alexandra Rome & Burr Heneman | Maggie Rufo | Eric Ross & Karen Tarp | Elizabeth Schriock | Maggie Seely | Nicole Schiloff | Joanne Sidwell | Sylvie Silverstein | David Solnit & Linda Tiffany | Jeanine Starritt | Mark & Lucas Stephenson | Kandice Strako | Susan Sullivan | Linda Summers & Connie Celum | Phoebe Tanner | Susan Van Der Wal | Maurene Viele & Karl Sorensen | Nancy Willet | Jason Willis-Shore | Dean Woerner | Denise Zvanovec

In Kind Supporters  Audubon Canyon Ranch | Blue Waters Kayaking | Bovine Bakery | Carolina | Craft & Quail | KWMRMarconi Conference Center | Pellets, Inc.Point Reyes Books | Robin Blaney Photography | The Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County 


Contact Us

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