Lake Almanor Grebe Festival
Event ID: 190532
August 24, 2018 -
August 26, 2018
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: FREE exhibit hall; fees for field trips vary
Almanor Recreation Center
102 Meadowbrook Loop
Chester, CA 96020
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Lake Almanor is the place to be the weekend of August 24 through 26 as we celebrate the extraordinary “dancing” grebes with our second annual Grebe Festival in Chester, CA. The National Audubon Society considers Lake Almanor, where the Western and Clark's grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis and A. clarkii) come to nest, an Important Bird Area due to the significant loss of nesting habitat California's drought has caused in recent years. Late August is a great time to view colonies of grebes nesting on the lake, witness their incredible “rushing” displays, and watch hatchlings climb aboard their parents’ backs. Art from local students.
Friday, August 23rd, screening of ALBATROSS A love story from the heart of the Pacific
Kayak and pontoon fieldtrips allow festival-goers an up-close (but not too close!) look at nesting
grebes. Participants will explore the area's rich biodiversity and culture on fieldtrips
in the Lake Almanor basin and Lassen National Forest.
Educational materials, information on local organizations, and children’s activities are free and open to the public at the Almanor Recreation Center. Most fieldtrips and workshops are available for a fee, depending on the activity. Please visit www.plumasaudubon.org/grebe-festival for more details and to register. Limited space for walk-in registration will also be available during the festival.
|This listing courtesy of
CA Watchable Wildlife
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