This multi-day bird festival, hosted by Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, in one of the richest bird destinations in North America happens at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and sites within the community on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. The festival has something for nature lovers of all ages and skills.
Events include expert-led bird identification walks on the Refuge and classes ranging from beginning birding to bird-friendly landscaping. Other highlights include guided tours to Long Island to an ancient old-growth cedar grove, a hands-on introduction to wildlife tracking, a guided 4x4 excursion to Leadbetter Point, and art experiences including pottery, ceramics, and needle felting. This year we have “Taking Flight,” a social and artist event on Thursday evening and a special Nature Play Day on Saturday with fun-filled activities for children and families.
Friday evening’s keynote speaker at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is expert birder Noah Stryker, an author and entertaining and knowledgeable lecturer. In 2015 he set a record for the World Big Year of birding, seeing 6,042 species in a single year!! We will offer light snacks and a drink and cash bar.
Please join us and bring your friends & family!