Heron Days 2020


April 25-26 and May 2-3, 2020, has been CANCELLED.  This decision is due to the changing circumstances with the spread of coronavirus in California.


NOTE: At this time, Redbud Audubon is cancelling the annual Heron Days boat tour due to the changing circumstances with the spread of coronavirus in California. 

Your ticket purchase will be refunded in full, and Redbud will pay the cancellation fee.

Saturday and Sunday 
April 25 and 26, 20202013 state park DSC00165
Lakeside County Park

Saturday and Sunday
May 2 and 3, 2020      
Clear Lake Campground

If you have attended this event in past years, you know what a wonderful celebration of nature this event offers. The boat tours are a rare opportunity to see nature up close on beautiful Clear Lake. Each day consists of 90-minute tours leaving on the half hour between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. The cost of the 90-minute tour is $30.

Each boat will have an experienced Audubon guide to point out the birds being seen on the tours and explain their behaviors. Besides several species of nesting herons and egrets, tour guests are likely to see nesting osprey and cormorants, yellow-headed blackbirds, and Western and Clark’s grebes in courtship displays where they “dance” in pairs across the lake surface.

Clarks Grebe Courtship

Clarks Grebe Courtship

Audubon leaders believe that, through first-hand experience with nature, people will come to understand the need to conserve and protect Lake County’s natural resources and habitats.

Viewing the Great Horned owl nest