Birding Festivals


Othello Sandhill Crane Festival March. A significant number of Sandhill Cranes migrate through the Columbia Basin. This weekend-long festival features presentations and field trips. Othello is south of Moses Lake.

Blaine - Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival March. Guided tours of marsh & shore bird areas, raptor exhibits, arts & crafts, seminars, and activities for kids.

Olympic Peninsula Birdfest April. Sequim sits between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This event celebrates the birds of the area with presentations and field trips, including boat trips for sea birds.

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival April/May. Hundreds of thousands of shorebirds migrate along the coast of Washington each spring. Learn about them during this weekend festival.

Orcas Island BirdFest April/May. Nature tours, workshops, art exhibits and a scientific symposium; all focusing on the health and wonder of birds and grassroots solutions. Orcas Island offers an unforgettable experience showcasing the natural splendor of the San Juan Islands.

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest May. This event features many walks and hikes in the east Cascades as well as motorized field trips. Presentations and workshops round out the schedule.

Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest May. Offers expert-led field trips, vendors, extended field trips, lectures and keynote speakers, social events and music, and a plethora of bird watching during early spring.

Audubon Wenas Campout Memorial Day Weekend. The Audubon community from around the state invites all nature lovers to spend the weekend watching and learning about birds and making friends. Wenas is in the east Cascades, somewhat near Ellensburg.

Puget Sound Birdfest September. Edmonds, WA. Speakers, guided walks and field trips, Puget Sound boat tours, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults.

Ridgefield BirdFest and Bluegrass October. Near Vancouver, WA. Great birding and great music.