The Altacal Audubon Society will be hosting the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit at five different locations in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties in the coming weeks.
“Visitors can enjoy an exhibit of the spectacular winning images (and videos) and learn more about local birdlife in the North Sacramento Valley,” reads a statement released by the Altacal Audubon Society. “Reproductions of the winning photos will be available for sale.”
According to the release, this is the 13th year the contest has been held and winning photos, videos and honorable mentions were selected from 2,416 entrants from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and seven Canadian provinces and territories to enjoy. the wonder of birds and the places they inhabit.
“The competition continued to award the female bird prize and the video prize, which were successfully introduced last year,” the statement read. “The Female Bird Prize shines a light on female birds, which are often overlooked and undervalued in bird photography and conservation. The video award recognizes the dynamic movement and behavior of birds and how we see and commemorate them. »
Winners of Altacal’s local photo contest – which features photographers who live in Butte, Glenn or Tehama counties and bird photographs that were taken in those three counties – will also be on display.
The exhibit will be on display at multiple locations in the region over the coming weeks, including:
– The Willows Free Library, 201 N. Lassen St., Willows, Fridays 5-8pm
– The Altacal Audubon Society Office, 635 Flume St., Chico, Saturdays 3:30-6:30 p.m.
– The Sacramento River Discovery Center, 1000 Sale Lane, Red Bluff, October 21, 5-8:30 p.m.
– The Oroville Library Conference Room, 1820 Mitchell Ave., Oroville, October 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
These events are free and open to the public. According to the press release, all participants will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a pair of Vortex binoculars.
Serving Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties, the Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need. Audubon works across the Americas using field science, advocacy, education, and conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters and partners give Audubon an unprecedented scale that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A non-profit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive.
For more information, visitaudubon.org.