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Feb 16-19, 2018: Bird Festival

Winter Bird Festival:  Feb 16-19, 2018

BIRD FESTIVAL REGISTRATION 

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Located on the Pacific Flyway, Hagerman Valley is home to several important Bird Areas with an estimated 30,000 birds wintering over.  With warmer temperatures, year round open water, a network of sheltered ponds and marshes, and plenty of food in the nearby fields, it’s possible to see as many as 100 bird species during the 3-day Festival!

The third annual Hagerman Bird Festival REGISTRATION is now open, but tickets are limited!  Sign up now before the field trips you want are sold out.

Tickets range from $99 for a single day to $298 for the entire festival, which includes award-winning author and photographer Paul Bannick, Saturday evening keynote speaker, with two best-selling books, the Owl and the Owl & Woodpecker.  Sunday evening the keynote speaker is renowned bird sound expert and published author Nathan Pieplow, and his Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds.

We have attracted 8 top birders as our Field Trip HostsBill BridgesBill ChisholmSarah HarrisTerry RichChris O’BrienKarl RuprechtLiz Urban and Poo Wright-Pulliam, our resident artist.  Our Hosts will provide a full schedule of hosted river boat birdingfield trips, workshops and owl prowls, plus local birders are offering two optional early-bird eagle tree fly-outs.  This year the Festival is offering either HOSTED field trips, boat trips, and workshops or SELF-HOSTED field trips, with two catered dinners and keynote speakers.

The Festival Schedule starts Friday noon with vendor exhibits and Festival registration, an evening talk on the Cassia Crossbill, Idaho’s New Endemic Bird Species, and then the Audubon documentary.   Friday events, the  Sunday afternoon “Birds of Prey” Live Raptor Exhibit and Lecture and the vendor hall will be free and open to the public.

Registrations are prepaid in advance, online registration with credit card payment only with check-in held at Prince Memorial Gymnasium, 160 State Street North, Hagerman.

Net proceeds will help fund the Foundation’s bird conservancy efforts in the Hagerman Valley.

LOCAL LODGING
Hagerman Valley Inn, Hagerman
Billingsley Creek Lodge, Hagerman
Hagerman RV Village, Hagerman

LOCAL RESTAURANTS HONORING FESTIVAL COUPONS
Oxbow Diner, Bliss 
The Riverboat, Hagerman
Snake River Grill, Hagerman
Outlaws & Angels, Bliss

2018 BIRD FESTIVAL SPONSORS & DONORS
OPTICRON:  Thank you for the gift of Explorer WA Oasis-C binoculars worth $355 for our drawing!
IDAHO POWER:  Thank you for the donation of Bird List guides!  These guides are fabulous and loved by birders!
IDAHO GUIDE SERVICE:  Thank you for the gift of two 2-person rafting trips worth $140 each for our drawing!
BILLINGSLEY CREEK LODGE:  Thank you for the gift of Creekside Cabin w/ outdoor Hot Tub worth $135 for our drawing!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

HOSTED FIELD TRIPS/WORKSHOPS

SELF-HOSTED FIELD TRIPS

SPEAKERS

Paul Bannick, Award-winning Author & Wildlife Photographer.
Workshop:  Wildlife Photography
Nathan Pieplow, Associate Professor at University of Colorad0.
Workshop: Becoming an Expert Listener

 

 

HOSTS

Bill Bridges, Niagara Springs; Billingsley Creek
Bill Chisholm, Box Canyon
Sarah Harris, Box Canyon; Very Beginning Birding
Terry Rich, Identifying Sparrows; Hagerman WMA
Chris O’Brien, Bird Watching 101 & 102 at Ritter Island
Karl Ruprecht, Beginning & Advanced Birding by Ear, Night-time Owl Prowl
Liz Urban, Building a Bird Friendly Community
Poo Wright-Pulliam, Festival Resident Artist.  Drawing Birds to Learn ID

 

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