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Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
Welcome to the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival website!
Online registration has been taken down since the festival is now well underway! There is still time and room to register so just come on down to the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center and we'll help you get set up for a great weekend. Welcome to Homer and enjoy the weather.
Dates for this year’s festival are Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12, 2013, with a pre-festival Junior Birder event on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Registration has been simplified and can be completed completely online for those of you who are comfortable working online with secure credit card information or then mailing in your check promptly. Registering online lets you know if you are actually registered for an event as some events have very limited enrollment. The registration process allows you to see how many seats are available in case you’re not sure if you want to register now for something now or to wait to register...
We’re also trying to gather solid numbers for people attending. All events need to be registered for – even the free ones! News reporters want to give numbers in their stories and sponsors or advertisers are asking about how many people their message is potentially being seen by and those same reporters and sponsors or advertisers are helping to keep those free events happening each year. It also helps our vendors be prepared for how many people who are going to attend!
So Click Here to register.
Watch the sidebar on the left for more information – lots of cool stuff can be learned by looking to that list!
•Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Gordon, President of the American Birding Association
•Featured Author: Phillip Hoose, author of several books… Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 and many more.
•Featured Artist: Mary Bee Kaufman
•“Big Spit Plus! Birding Challenge” – Major changes to this challenge so get your team together and compete from Thursday morning at 12:01am until Saturday afternoon at 1pm! Register for the event, then complete your team forms with the Kachemak Bay Birders, these forms are under their tag on the left sidebar.
•Box or Sack Lunches – New this year! Watch for them under merchandise and be prepared for your day full of activities without having to worry about where to get your lunch!
•Watch the event descriptions for all the Workshops & Presentations; Field Events; and Boat Trips. There are 3 photography classes this year – from “point and shoot” Wildlife in the Outdoors beginners, to Landscape & Nature, and then to Intermediate/Advanced. Boat loads of great boat trips! Loads of wonderful speakers, too!
•Raffles are always to be expected… and are always a great inexpensive way to support the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. We can’t sell the tickets online, but you can always call ahead to get your tickets early (907) 235-7740 or see us at the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center when you get to town!
This is my first year coordinating the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival and I’m looking forward to meeting everybody!
I’ll be emailing a notification to past attendees whom I have email addresses for when the online registration opens up, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shorebird Festival Coordinator