Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Greetings Birders!

Join us for the 26th Annual Festival: Thursday, May 10th- Sunday, May 13th, 2018.

On behalf of the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and the Festival Planning Committee, I’d like to welcome you to attend the 26th Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.  Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing festival honors the return of spring and it’s breathtaking bird migration. Homer’s  seaside setting is perfect for spotting over 130 migratory bird species, as well as numerous other resident species.

Our 2018 Festival will host Keynote Speakers Noah Strycker, as well as Featured Presenters Raymond VanBuskirk and Iain Campbell. Our distinguished guests will present a variety of workshops and lectures, including presentations on Strycker’s new books, Birding Without Borders.  Campbell will offer daily photography workshops as well.  This year’s featured artist is Homer’s own Erin Rae D’Eimon.

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

We hope you will join us for this Annual Celebration of Spring.  Please let us know how we can help you plan your trip.

It takes a community to successfully sponsor 26 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!

Happy Birding!

Robbi Mixon / Shorebird Festival Director
Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges

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 Sandpipers in flight reduced
(Photo by USFWS)