Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival


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, welcome locals, Alaskans, Outsiders, and of course, shorebirds back to Kachemak Bay every year to mark this favorite spring-time celebration.  Our Festival continues to be a homegrown success in its 29th year because of local involvement, protected lands, and passionate birders like you.

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival offers over 130 events showcasing the wonder of the shorebirds’ migration and the awe-inspiring landscape of Kachemak Bay to over 900 folks from near and far.  Join us in celebrating our vibrant community, birds, public lands, arts and ecosystems – stay tuned for updates on the 2021 Festival or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

It takes an entire community to successfully sponsor 28 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!