Welcome to the 13th Annual Galt Winter Bird Festival. The City of Galt, in collaboration with the Cosumnes River Preserve and Galt Joint Union Elementary and High School Districts, is pleased to bring you the 13th Annual Winter Bird Festival. Our festival guests will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Cosumnes River Preserve and take advantage of the incredible opportunity to catch sightings of waterfowl, shorebirds and wildlife in their winter habitat. Festival headquarters provide a starting point for exclusive preserve tours, educational presentations, wildlife shows, art displays, wine walk, hometown history and hands-on activities.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jeff Rich
The majestic Bald Eagle was adopted in 1782 as America’s official bird. It has historically been a symbol of freedom and patriotism in the United States of America, and for good reason. The bird is associated with authority and has a fierce beauty that speaks to those who look upon it. Today, the Bald Eagle is a protected species. Once on the brink of extinction, it is currently enjoying a comeback. In this Presentation and book, wildlife and bird photography specialist Jeffrey Rich showcases over 150 of his storytelling photographs of Bald Eagles and shares insights into the birds’ habitat, feeding habits, mating patterns, the care of their young, and more. Attendees will marvel over images of birds in flight, in nests with their young, at rest, preening, and capturing prey, as Rich chronicles the daily lives, in detail, of America’s favorite bird.
New this year! Coloring Contest for Kids:
Any elementary or middle school aged child may participate. Enter to win a Family Pass to the pool for the 2020 season! There are two categories to enter: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade and 4th grade - 8th grade. Forms are available to download below and you may also pick them up at the Parks and Recreation Department. Submit all coloring sheets to the Parks and Recreation Department located at 610 Chabolla Avenue no later than Thursday, January 30th. Winners will be displayed during our Galt Winter Bird Festival!
SactoMoFo Foods Trucks will be onsite, so bring your appetite!!
Questions! Call 209-366-7180