Olympic Peninsula Birdfest
April 13 - April 16
Head to the Olympic Peninsula for supreme spring birdwatching! The annual Olympic BirdFest — located in the Port Angeles, Washington area — coincides with the timing of wintering birds and the beginning of spring migration on the Olympic Peninsula. Serious birders can partake in guided birding trips, boat trips, presentations, workshops, live auction, gala banquet and more.
The featured speaker: Research Scientist Dr. Scott Pearson, Seabird Research and Monitoring, Science Division of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Join one of several three hour cruise “field trips” out to Protection Island from the John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Washington on April 16, 2023. To learn more and register, here.
In addition, because Sequim is the ancestral home of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe (a partner of the non-profit Dungeness River Nature Center). There will be a tour explaining traditional Northwest Coast totemic art (totem poles, masks, and signage) at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center and their Seven Cedars Resort properties will also be offered. See https://library.jamestowntribe.org/home for more information about the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, including Zoom presentations on numerous topics.
Explore the many area hot spots for birdwatching, including Protection Island. Other birding tops spots are the Port Angeles Harbor, Ediz Hook, Dungeness Spit, Sequim Bay, the Elwha River, Salt Creek and Neah Bay. Then head to the woods and water for seabird, songbird and owl spotting.