Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Join US: May 9 – 12th, 2019 

Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing festival honors the return of spring and the breathtaking migration of shorebirds through Kachemak Bay. 

The Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, invite you to attend the 27th Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.  Homer’s  seaside setting is perfect for spotting over 130 migratory bird species, as well as numerous other resident species.  With over 100 events to choose from, there’s something for everyone!

Our 2019 Festival will host Keynote Speaker Jennifer Ackerman, as well as Featured Presenters Raymond VanBuskirk and Ben Knoot. Distinguished guests will present a variety of workshops and lectures, including presentations on Ackerman’s new book, The Genius of Birds and daily photography workshops as well.  This year’s featured artist is Valisa Higman!

We hope you will join us for this Annual Celebration of Spring.  

It takes an entire community to successfully sponsor 27 years of conservation education. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival could not happen without the dedication of countless volunteers, sponsors, and enthusiastic attendees. Thank You and Happy Birding!

friendslogotuffty   Bar-tailed Godwit   Pacific Golden-plover
(Photos by USFWS)