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May 2016

Mountain Bird Festival, Ashland, Oregon

May 20, 2016 @ 7:15 pm-May 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Science Works Hands-On Museum, 1500 East Main Street
Ashland, OR United States
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It is a pretty long drive south, but the Mountain Bird Festival will afford you an opportunity to see birds in an area and ecosystem very different from Western Washington. Plus, there are Ashland's other myriad enticements to enjoy! The festival will offer guided birdwalks to some of the most beautiful and biologically diverse landscapes…

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WENAS Campout

May 28, 2016-May 30, 2016
Wenas Creek Campground, See website for directions WA United States + Google Map

Every Memorial Day weekend, members of Washington's Audubon chapters and their families and friends gather at the primitive, yet free!, Wenas Creek Campground in the Wenas Valley, on the east side of the Cascades between Ellensburg and Yakima, to enjoy the natural surroundings, abundant bird life, and each other's company. There are campfire programs every…

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June 2016

Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival

June 2, 2016-June 5, 2016
Creekside Park, See website for other venues
Sisters, OR United States
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Organized by the East Cascades Audubon Society, the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival sees 11 species of woodpeckers and over 200 species of birds in total every year. Led by experienced birders, the festival is timed to see young woodpeckers leaving their nests. For full information and details, go to

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September 2016

Monroe Bird Festival – Swift Night Out

September 1, 2016
Wagner Center, 639 William Street
Monroe, WA United States
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A September date has not yet been scheduled for the Monroe Swift Night Out. Check the website regularly for updates: www.monroeswifts.org. Find out more »

Monroe Swift Night Out

September 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wagner Center, 639 William Street
Monroe, WA United States
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A September date has not yet been scheduled for the Monroe Swift Night Out. Check the website regularly for updates: www.monroeswifts.org. Monroe Swift Night Out celebrates the arrival of one of the largest congregations of…

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Puget Sound Bird Fest – Edmonds

September 9, 2016-September 11, 2016
Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street
Edmonds, 98020 United States
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Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington is a yearly celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. It is listed as one of Seattle's best events on events12.comFind out more »

Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival

September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Memorial Park, Pateros, WA United States + Google Map

The city of Pateros is excited to host the sixth annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival on September 17. The US Forest Service, HawkWatch International, North Central Washington Audubon Society and many others will be sharing the joy of raptors, their awesome biology, their migration tales…

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October 2016

Ridgefield Birdfest and Bluegrass Celebration

October 1, 2016-October 2, 2016
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, 1071 S Hillhurst Rd,
Ridgefield, WA United States
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  Events for the annual Ridgefield Birdfest and Bluegrass Celebration will be posted on the website in August. Go to www.ridgefieldfriends.org.

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February 2017

Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival

February 15
Port Susan Festival HQ, 27130 102nd Avenue N.W.
Stanwood, WA 98292 United States
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The dates for the 12th Annual Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival have not yet been set, but sign up for e-mail updates at their website: www.snowgoosefest.org. Organizers expect to have dates and more in early January.

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March 2017

Wings Over Water

March 10-March 12
Blaine, Washington, WA United States + Google Map

This annual birding festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that visit Blaine, Semiahmoo, Birch Bay, and Drayton Harbor, located on the Pacific Flyway in the Northwest corner of Washington State, with field trips, nature cruises, wildlife demonstrations, arts & crafts, kid's activities, expert wildlife speakers and more. For full details, including places and…

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Othello Crane Festival

March 24-March 26
Othello, WA United States + Google Map

The thousands of Sandhill Cranes that congregate in Othello in the early spring are heart-stirring, yet there is much more at this annual, well-organized festival to see, do, and learn. The festival helps you explore the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and Potholes Reservoir region, very different ecosystems from Western Washington, full of flora, fauna, and…

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April 2017

Olympic Peninsula Birdfest

April 7-April 9
Sequim, WA United States + Google Map

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…

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Birding and Blues Festival – Pacific City, Oregon

April 21-April 23
Kiwanda Community Center, 34500 Cape Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR United States
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  This festival offers a multitude of treats: birds, blues, the dramatic Oregon coast, Pacific City's carved dunes, and several fantastic field trips.  This year's keynote speaker on Saturday at 1:30 pm is Paul Bannick, author of Owl:  A Year in the Life of North American Owls.  See all of the festival offerings at Find out more »

May 2017

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

May 5-May 7
Hoquiam High School, Hoquiam, WA United States + Google Map

Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world's greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Tens of…

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Backyard Wildlife Festival – Tukwila, Washington

May 13
Tukwila Community Center, See driving directions on weibsite
Tukwila, WA United States
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The intention of this free all-day event is to encourage and inspire people to welcome wildlife, including birds and butterflies, into their backyards, gardens, and communities. There will be educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, and native plant sales. Don't leave the kids at home! There…

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Meadowlark Nature Festival – British Columbia

May 18-May 22
Meadowlark Nature Festival – Shatford Center, 760 Main Street
Penticton, British Columbia Canada
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The Meadowlark Nature Festival has evolved into one of Canada’s premier outdoor nature celebrations offering over 90 environmental tours and events held under the open sky, which take people from Canada’s unique desert to the alpine meadows high above the Okanagan Lake. People from across North…

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Leavenworth Spring Birdfest

May 18-May 21
Leavenworth, Leavenworth, WA United States + Google Map

The Leavenworth area features spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. All field trips during this festival are led by experts and professionals in their field. Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come to…

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Ladd Marsh Bird Festival – LaGrande, Oregon

May 19-May 21
Ladd Marsh, La Grande, OR United States + Google Map

The festival opens Friday night with music (original songs about birds and birding) by the Odd Strings followed by a presentation by Mark Obmascik, author of “The Big Year” and “Halfway to Heaven.” Beginning Saturday morning and through weekend, the wildlife area…

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WENAS Campout

May 27-May 28
Wenas Creek Campground, See website for directions WA United States + Google Map

Every Memorial Day weekend, members of Washington's Audubon chapters and their families and friends gather at the primitive, yet free!, Wenas Creek Campground in the Wenas Valley, on the east side of the Cascades between Ellensburg and Yakima, to enjoy the natural surroundings, abundant bird life, and each other's company. There are campfire programs every…

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June 2017

Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival – Sisters, Oregon

June 1-June 4
Sisters, Oregon, Sisters, OR United States + Google Map

Organized by the East Cascades Audubon Society, the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival sees 11 species of woodpeckers and over 200 species of birds in total every year. Led by experienced birders, the festival is timed to see young woodpeckers leaving their nests. For full information and details, go…

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