Heron Days 2020

 

The 2020 Hero Days event was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Please visit our website in the near future for information on a possible 2021 Heron Days event.

Every year the Redbud Audubon Society presents Heron Days, a wonderful celebration of nature featuring boat tours that offer a rare opportunity for participants to see nature up close on beautiful Clear Lake. The event is usually held the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, departing from two different areas of Clear Lake. It consists of 90 minute boat tours leaving on the half hour between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. each day of the weekend. Tickets are $30 per person.

Each boat has 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.

Past Information on Heron Days 2020 to give you an idea what you won’t’ want to miss:

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

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

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