Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

31st Annual, May 3 - 7, 2023

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

Download the 2022 Festival Checklist or view below:


Kachemak Bay tally 2022

 May 3-7, 2023
Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing festival honors the return of spring
and the breathtaking migration of shorebirds through Kachemak Bay.

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
look forward to once again welcoming the migratory shorebirds
and YOU back to Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing event,
The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival,
May 3-7, 2023!

We invite people of all ages and abilities to join us for guided birding excursions, wildlife viewing and kayaking tours at locations ranging from the head of Kachemak Bay to Kamishak Bay. In 2023 we hope to bring back world class keynote speakers along with presentations, workshops and talks by our knowledgeable locals.

The Festival welcomes the exciting, broadening demographics of birding joy and will continue new programs like the All Abilities Birding Outing,Teen Birders along with ways to share the love of bird through art. We and our community partners strive each year to provide the best experience for all who take part,

At least 134 bird species were spotted in 2022!

If you have questions, suggestions 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 over 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!