Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Greetings Birders!

Join us for the 27th Annual Festival: Thursday, May 9th- Sunday, May 12th, 2019.

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 27th 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 2019 Festival will host Keynote Speaker Jennifer Ackerman, as well as Featured Presenters Raymond VanBuskirk and Iain Campbell. Our distinguished guests will present a variety of workshops and lectures, including presentations on Ackerman’s new book, The Genius of Birds.  Campbell will offer daily photography workshops as well.  This year’s featured artist is Valisa Higman!

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 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!

Happy Birding!

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

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