California Duck Days

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This annual event, which takes place in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, features a wide variety of field trips, workshops, and special activities for people of all ages. There are two events, a reception Friday night and then the all day festival on Saturday.

 

Student Art at Duck Days Reception

Student Art at Duck Days Reception

Duck Days Reception – Friday, February 19th, 2016

California Duck Days officially begins with a free welcome reception featuring an outstanding wildlife art exhibit by high school students of Yolo County, and a display of California Junior Duck Stamp winners. In addition, there will be a raffle, food, and entertainment. The reception is free and open to the public.

California Duck Days Reception Entertainment

 

Duck Days Festival – Saturday, February 20, 2016 – Tickets Required

California Duck Days, the annual Northern California wetlands and wildlife festival!

Enjoy field trips to sites around the region. Some examples of past field trip offerings include “Local Owling”, “Yolo County Birding Hotspots”, and “Rice Farming First Hand”.

 

Kids can help California Waterfowl Association volunteers assemble Wood Duck nest boxes.

Kids can help California Waterfowl Association volunteers assemble Wood Duck nest boxes.

 

Workshops such as waterfowl identification, wood duck box building, and duck calling for kids are held throughout the day. One of the most popular events at Duck Days is the kids’ fishing activity. Children may fish for trout in the demonstration wetlands and then have their fish cleaned and packed to take home.

 

 

 

The CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife's Mobile Aquarium provides guests with an up close look at fish from our local rivers.

The CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife’s Mobile Aquarium provides guests with an up close look at fish from our local rivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Duck Days Exhibit Hall will have interactive displays from local environmental organizations and will feature the crowd-pleasing Mallard ducklings, as well as live raptors, and activities for kids.

Duck Days fly tying

Learning how to tie a fly.

What’s more adorable than ducklings?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check back in January 2016 for updated activity, field trip, and ticket information.