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Godwit Days

Howell Godwit

Humboldt County is home and passage to an exotic array of fowl. Every year birders flock to the annual Godwit Days every April in Arcata, CA. The Godwit Days is held at the peak of the spring migration season. Birders who attend have 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. 

The Godwit Days is a fun filled festival that features a variety of activities. Birders come from all around to attend many exciting workshops and take birding field trips. Activities 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.  

The Godwit Days offers over 100 field trips across Humboldt County. Guests at the Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 can conveniently attend any of the events as we are centrally located in the heart of Humboldt County. Godwit Days Birders are welcome at the Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301. Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 guests receive a complimentary glass of wine with hors d’ oeuvres every evening from 4-5pm, cookies and tea before bedtime, and a full breakfast with sumptuous pastries, signature Carter House Inns granola, fresh fruit and a wonderful egg dish of the chef’s choice. They will also accommodate any special diets and early breakfast requests for all birders wanting to catch that early morning birding event. Birders from all over stay at the Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 and enjoy the most comfortable and luxurious accommodations in the area while they attend this inspiring event.

This area offer an extensive range of habitats and species for birders to enjoys. The Godwit Days is held at the perfect time to see the widest range of fowl. It’s important to reserve make reservation for the event and for the lodging at the Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 as they do sell out ahead of time. For more information on the event just go to or call 707 826-7050.

Make it a birders excursion!  The Carter House Inns is centrally located on the Redwood Coast in Historic Old Town Eureka, California. The Godwit Days is nearly a week long so not only will you be inspired by the event you can also enjoy shopping, dining, museums, historical monuments, artisan shops, or the Humboldt Bay while taking a stroll on the boardwalk.  It’s the perfect home base for the birders at the Godwit Days and perfect spot to experience everything the Redwood Coast has to offer.

Reserve your room today to have the ultimate birding excursion at the Godwit Days! And, don’t forget to reserve the event: just go to or call 707 826-7050.