April 15-17, 2016
The Olympic Peninsula BirdFest provides participants the opportunity to view a wide variety of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors in an array of field trips.
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 day 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 title of guest speaker Tony Angell’s talk is “Revealing the Secret Lives of Owls.”
Dungeness River Audubon Center
The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society promotes birding, conservation of habitat and biological diversity on the Olympic Peninsula through education and conservation efforts. The chapter of the National Audubon Society organizes the annual Olympic Birdfest, a land and sea exploration of the habitats that attract large numbers of winter resident and migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors.
Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society
The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society offers Wednesday morning bird walks, and also sponsors “What Bird Is That?” a series of classes at the Dungeness River Audubon Center and Railroad Bridge Park. The society’s Harlequin Happenings newsletter is published bi-monthly and promotes the goals and mission of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.