A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

Bird and Breakfast Weekend 2017
March 18 & March 19
sponsored by Out of This World Optics

The American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) and Sacramento Audubon are once again teaming up to offer a special weekend of morning birding trips coupled with wonderful breakfast fare. 

This event, held at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael, starts with bird walks guided by some of our best local birders. For weeks in advance of the Walks, these guides scout the Nature Study Area so they will be able to point out nests and local rarities. After the walk, join fellow birders for wonderful food, good coffee and other fun to help raise money for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. No extensive birding experience is necessary - this event caters to all levels. 

We are raffling off a spotting scope at Saturday's event, donated by event sponsor Out of This World Optics. Check out the raffle prize here. Tickets will be available for purchase before and during the event.

We offer a separate program each day, please see below. 

This event often sells out. Reservations are required. Call 489-4918 for info and to make reservations. Or reserve online below. 

Saturday, March 18 at 8am

On Saturday the bird walk will be approximately 90 minutes long, followed by the traditional casserole breakfast buffet provided by some of the best cooks among ARNHA board members and Nature Center volunteers. Participants can also bid in a silent auction for attractive baskets and experiences. And we will pull the winning raffle tickets immediately after breakfast!

Mendocino-based Out of This World Optics will be available on Saturday from 9am to 2pm showing a wide range of binoculars and spotting scopes. They feature nearly 30 different types of binoculars, made especially for birding, for you to compare and test. Their selection starts right around $100 up to some of the best optics on the market today – and their prices are usually as low as any other mail order dealer. Out of This World Optics is a Bird and Breakfast sponsor and an ARNHA/EYNC supporter. 
Ages 12 to adult

General Admission: $40 per person

ARNHA & Audubon members: $35 per person

Saturday's event is nearly full. Please call to register - (916) 489-4918. 

Sunday, March 19 at 8am

On Sunday, you can choose to join either a family bird walk, a one hour walk with children 6 and over, or a longer (approximately 90-minute) adult bird walk open to those ages 12 and above*. The Sunday event features a continental-style breakfast and a nature-themed craft activity for children.
Ages 12 to adult

General Admission: $10 per person

ARNHA & Audubon members: $9 per person

Ages 6 to 11*

General Admission: $5 per person

ARNHA & Audubon members: $4 per person

* Child attendees must be accompanied by a paid adult attendee.

If you are signing up more than one person, or signing up one person for more than one event, fill out the information for the first one, click "Add to Cart" and then when you get to the confirmation page, click on "Continue Shopping" and repeat the process for additional attendees.
Category of Attendee. Note discount for ARNHA/Audubon Members
Please choose type of Walk
Name of Registrant
Please note food allergies

Thank you to event sponsor,
Out of This World Optics!
Bird and Breakfast Attendee, photo by Linda Thomas
Western Bluebird, photo by Brian Gilmore
Attendees Consult a Bird Guide, photo by Linda Thomas
Song Sparrow, photo by Brian Gilmore
A Young Birder Enjoys the Morning, photo by Kari Bauer