Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

30th Annual, May 4 - 8, 2022

134 species were observed during the 2022 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival!

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Kachemak Bay tally 2022

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

The program for the 2022 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
is now available.

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge welcome the migratory shorebirds and YOU back to Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing event, the 30th Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival May 4-8, 2022.

Join us for guided birding excursions, wildlife viewing and kayaking tours. You’ll find activities for people of all ages and abilities at locations ranging from the head of Kachemak Bay to Kamishak Bay.  We hope you’ll enjoy presentations from our two Schantz Scholars and Audubon Alaska along with tours and talks by our knowledgeable locals.

At least 141 bird species (including 29 shorebird species)  were spotted in 2021!

This year's festival artwork features a Bar-tailed Godwit, created by artist Stacy Studebaker.

If you have questions or would like to be on our mailing list, just get in touch, kachemakshorebird@gmail.com.  

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It takes an entire community to successfully sponsor 30 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!