The Leavenworth area features spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. The festival is sponsored by the Wenatchee River Institute and North-Central Washington Audubon, and 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 the Leavenworth area for the breeding season. Richard Crossley, author of The Crossley ID Guide series, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday evening. While birding is the heart of the weekend, activities also include wildflower walks, arts events, and family activities to ensure fun and learning for birders of all ages and skill levels, with enough built-in “down time” to explore the friendly Bavarian village of Leavenworth. See www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.org for more information and for the address of “Birdfest Central,” the Wenatchee River Institute headquarters.