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Gearing up for Duck Season

Winter Pass by ViaMoi on Flickr Courtesy of CC Licensing

Winter Pass by ViaMoi on Flickr Courtesy of CC Licensing

The ducks are coming!

And so is the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest!

The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest being is being judged for the first time in California and there are a lot of ancillary events going on especially in the Bay Area.

If you decide to come see the judging, look for me. I’ll be the redhead either texting to Twitter on my cell phone about the contest and running around in a panic.

So get out! Celebrate conservation and…put your stamp on it!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Birding on UC Berkeley Campus, Leave from the David Brower Center, CA, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley.

Join Golden Gate Audubon for a bird walk on the UC Berkeley campus.   Trip will depart from the David Brower Center.  Transportation to be provided. Binoculars recommended.  Teenagers and adults only please.

9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Duck Stamp Art Contest Judging
, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley.
Opening Ceremony is at 10 a.m. Ongoing activities at the center include kids activities, wood duck carving demonstration,  partner organizations on display, vendors sell stamps and products, and “Pick the Winner” contest.

1 – 3 p.m.

North Bay Restoration Tour Friday, Depart from the David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA
Take a free 2-hour bus tour of 3 restoration projects in San Pablo Bay with Ducks Unlimited. Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Please RSVP to rspenst@ducks.org.

Wood Duck Colors by Nick Chill Courtesy of CC Licensing

Wood Duck Colors by Nick Chill Courtesy of CC Licensing

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Duck Stamp Art Contest Judging
, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA
Doors open at 9 a.m. for art viewing and judging begins at 10 a.m. The winner will be announced at about 12 p.m.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shoreline Restoration and Celebrate World Food Day, Martin Luther King Shoreline Park, Oakland

Help “feed two birds with one hand!” Learn more and rsvp HERE.

10 a.m. –12:30 pm

Live from Berkeley: Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest- Video Stream

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center, Loleta, CA.  For directions, call 707-733-5406.

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center, Fremont, CA.  For directions, call 510-792-0222.

Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Visitor Center, Tulelake, CA.  For directions, call 530-667-2231.

Me & the Missus by Doug Greenburg on Flickr couresty of CC Licensing

Me & the Missus by Doug Greenberg on Flickr couresty of CC Licensing

11a.m. – 12 p.m.
Duck Drawing Workshop
, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Newark Slough Learning Center, Fremont
Learn the basics of drawing ducks and hear how youths can enter the US Fish & Wildlife Service Jr. Duck Stamp contest! Suitable for all ages.  RVSP  HERE by October 15 – (510) 792-0222 x363,

1 p.m.

Bird Walk – Leave from the David Brower Center for a guided 2 hour bird walk in the Berkeley area. Binoculars recommended.

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Amazing Refuge Race II, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center, Fremont
Using a GPS unit, teams of five will “race” to the coordinates given and perform specific tasks. Prizes will be awarded. Call by October 15th (510)-792-0222 ext. 363 to register.

3-5 p.m.
A Toast to Ducks: Duck and Wine Pairing Workshop
, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center, Fremont. Learn which types of wine goes well with duck. $10 donation.  Space is limited to 50 adults 21 years and over. Call 510-792-0222 ext. 363 for your ticket.  More info HERE.

Want to watch the art being judged from the comfort of your own home?? It will be streamed HERE.

2 Comments

  1. fenderbirds says:

    nice article, keep the posts coming

  2. zerodtkjoe says:

    Thanks for the info

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