Birding festivals around the Northwest
Many Audubon chapters and other organizations sponsor birding festivals around our region. Typically they offer a number of birding trips led by knowledgeable guides, and are great opportunities to see species you might not find in your own area.
Here’s a listing of festivals coming up in 2020. We’ll add more as we learn about them, so check back from time to time.
21st Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway, January 22 – 26, 2020, Chico, CA. This action-packed 5-day event celebrates the millions of waterfowl and thousands of raptors that migrate along the Pacific Flyway and call the Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months. Learn more » www.snowgoosefestival.org
Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, Othello, March 20-22, 2020. More information to come. Learn more » www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org/the-festival
Olympic BirdFest, April 17-19. Experience the magic of the North Olympic Peninsula…quiet bays and estuaries, sandy beaches, a five-mile-long sand spit, and a protected island bird sanctuary on the Strait of Juan de Fuca; wetlands, tide pools, rainforests, and lush river valleys. Enjoy guided birding trips, boat tour, and a gala banquet. This year’s featured speaker is Scott Pearson, a researcher in Ecology, Marine Biology and Zoology at the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Learn more » www.olympicbirdfest.org.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest, May 14-17. More to come. Learn more » www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.org
Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds is an annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. Watch for more information. Learn more » pugetsoundbirdfest.org