This festival provides participants the opportunity to view a wide variety of birds normally seen on the Olympic Peninsula. Field trips are planned for Sequim Bay, Port Angeles Harbor, Ediz Hook, Dungeness Spit, the Elwha River, Salt Creek and at Neah Bay, as well as trips through wooded areas to view songbirds and locate owls in the evening. Boat trips to Protection Island are also planned.
The North Olympic Peninsula is widely known as a great place for bird watching. The weekend of the Olympic BirdFest is timed to overlap wintering birds and the beginning of spring migration. In addition to the field trips, birders may participate in presentations, workshops and a banquet. A tour explaining the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal totem poles at the Tribal Center and the Seven Cedars Casino will also be offered. The featured banquet speaker on Saturday, April 8 will be Bonnie Block, a celebrated Pacific Northwest photographer and winner of the 2016 Audubon Photography Award Grand Prize.
See www.olympicbirdfest.org for a full schedule, costs, lodging recommendations, and other information.