The annual Galt Winter Bird Festival is presented by the City of Galt, in collaboration with the Cosumnes River Preserve and Galt’s public schools.
Guests of the annual festival will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Cosumnes River Preserve and the sightings of waterfowl, shorebirds and wildlife in their winter habitat.
The festival headquarters is the starting point for exclusive preserve tours, educational presentations, wildlife shows, art displays, wine walk, hometown history and hands-on activities. This is a winter wildlife celebration that participants will always remember.
Galt, California, got its start during the gold rush days of the Sacramento Valley. In 1850, a group of farmers settled around the banks of Dry Creek near present-day Galt.
Galt, California started as Dry Creek
The Western Pacific Railroad Company planned the town of Dry Creek in 1869. It was later named Galt at the request of John McFarland, a local rancher, in honor of his home town in Canada.Many of the old original homes are still standing in excellent condition.