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Godwit Days


Humboldt County is home and passage to an exotic array of birds. Every year birdwatchers flock to the annual Godwit Days held each April in nearby Arcata. The Godwit Days is an event held at the peak of the spring migration season, giving the best opportunity to see a variety of waterfowl, landfowl and shorebirds around. Special opportunities are planned during the event to see exotic species like the Marbled Murrelet, Spotted Owl, and Snowy Plover.

Birders come from all around to attend many exciting workshops and take birding field trips. Activities held at the Godwit Days include: fascinating and educational lectures by acclaimed authors and naturalists, birding trips to view species in their natural habitats, kayaking trips and boat excursions, and many more. This event is stationed at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, voted the #1 place for birding in California.

Make it a birder’s excursion! Here at Carter House Inns, we are centrally located on the Redwood Coast in historic Old Town Eureka, California. Given that The Godwit Days event is nearly a week long, guests will be able to enjoy local shopping, dining, museums, historical monuments and a quick stroll along the boardwalk of Humboldt Bay Harbor. It’s the perfect home base for the birders at the Godwit Days and the perfect spot to experience everything the Redwood Coast has to offer.