The Oregon Shorebird Festival’s 28th year will include a full weekend of activities planned for birders of all skill levels. The festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, OR. Activities include expertly guided land based field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, New River and the Coos Bay area. There is a pelagic trip on Saturday for those who want to experience birding on the water.
The Oregon Shorebird Festival usually attracts between 60 to 100 birders from all over the nation but primarily from the Pacific Northwest. The Festival is small when compared to other wildlife festivals across the nation. We like it this way as it keeps the festival intimate so visitors are able to interact more closely with field trip leaders, guest speakers and other festival attendees. Join us for days filled with shorebirds and evenings with good conversation and great presentations.