Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
Join birders from around the world for the state's largest wildlife festival, kicking off May 4-7.
Located on the beautiful shore of Kachemak Bay, the Homer Spit is one of the most accessible places for shorebird viewing in Alaska. With over 100,000 shorebirds of 25 different species migrating through in early May, this four-day event celebrates the return of spring and migrating birds. For 25 years running, the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has offered great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars and workshops, and children’s activities to thousands of birders of all ages and all skill levels.
This year’s Keynote Speaker is Drew Lanham and our Featured Author is Paul Bannick. 2017 Festival Art will feature work by the late George West.
Drew Lanham is a Master Teacher and Distinguished Alumni Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University. A birder since the age of 8, Drew believes conservation must be a blending of art and heart. He is widely published as a nature writer and his first solo work, The Home Place-Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature (Milkweed Editions) was published in 2016.
Paul Bannick, an award-winning photographer, uses his intimate yet dramatic images to track four different nesting owl species throughout the course of one year in his long-awaited book Owl: A Year in the lives of North American Owls that hit shelves in October 2016.
Discover festival opportunities, register for festival events, and get updates of recent wildlife sightings and shorebird viewing opportunities at Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. For more information, contact Festival Coordinator, Robbi Mixon, 907-226-4631, firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete information found at www.kachemakshorebird.org.