Saturday, September 3, 2011

Birdfest & Bluegrass Festival: October 8-9, 2011

Vancouver, Washington is the site of the 12th Annual Birdfest & Bluegrass Festival, October 8-9, 2011.

The press announcement states:
Birders from around the country will be gathering at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge for the annual BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival. Now in its 12th year, the Festival celebrates the natural beauty and rich culture of the Refuge as well as the beginning of the fall migration and the return of the Sandhill cranes. The Refuge provides habitat to more than 200 species of birds and is an amazing showcase of birds in the Pacific Flyway. The mild winter climate and wetlands along the Columbia River create ideal resting and feeding areas for Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes, Great Blue Herons, swans, shore and song birds, and a variety of waterfowl.

Events include:

  • Sandhill crane tours
  • Raptor shows
  • Audubon-guided family bird walks and bus tours
  • Kayak and canoe tours
  • Guided photography walks
  • Bluegrass bands
  • A Birders’ Marketplace with great local food and bird related crafts and art
  • Guided tours of the historic Cathlapotle village archaeological site

For more information and a schedule of activities, visit www.ridgefieldfriends.org

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