Contact Information

Orcas Island Bird &
Wildlife Festival

PO Box 252
Eastsound, WA 98245

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Festival Dates:

April 10th-12th, 2014

Kick-off Dinner at Rosario Resort  Thursday April 10, 2014.

Festival events get underway on Friday and Saturday (April 11 and 12), and will include, but will not be limited to:

  • A community parade featuring bird and wildlife costumes
  • Bird / nature walks with local birding experts, including Kim Middleton
  • Kayak and boat trips to explore the coastal environment or the marine habitat
  • Kids’ activities, including bird mask making and storytelling
  • Workshops on birding and wildlife painting and photography

Friday and Saturday evening conservation lectures from prominent scientist and wildlife experts include:

  • Dr. Dan Varland on coastal Raptor Research
  • Tickets for opening night dinner, and select other events are on sale now! 

Brown, yellow and white bird Photograph and artwork courtesy of Kim Middleton

Orcas Island Bird and Wildlife Festival

Celebrating Birds and Wildlife on Orcas Island

Speakers, Workshops, Activities & More on April 10 - 12, 2014

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce is presenting its Birds and Wildlife Festival on April 10 -12, 2014. BirdFest offers activities sure to please all who enjoy the birds and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. The line-up of walks, talks, workshops and activities are ideal for all ages and experience levels.

“This is our inaugural BirdFest, and we have events sure to please everyone,” said Festival Director Michell Marshall. “If you are a lifelong birder, a casual birding fan, or simply love the nature of the San Juan Islands, then this is the event for you."

BirdFest will kick off with an opening night dinner and reception on Thursday, April 10th at Rosario Resort. The featured speaker will be noted Conservation Biologist, Thor Hanson. Author of the highly acclaimed book Feathers, Hanson will share his knowledge of all things ‘wild’ on Orcas Island.

Tickets for opening night dinner, and the other events are on sale now!  Check out the Schedule of Events Page.  And don't forget to click on the Register Now! button. Registration for activities and events also includes a $30 Event Fee.

Looking for tickets for just the kickoff dinner?  Easy!  Contact the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce (by email or phone: 360-376-2273), or click the Register Now! button and select Kickoff Dinner Registrant Only. Lots of amazing auction items & more to come (check out the list here). 

Learn More

Browse our website to learn more about the schedule of events for the Orcas Island Bird & Wildlife Festival in Eastsound, WA. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please fill out the form below and send it to us. We will get back to you promptly with more information. 

Areas Map:

San Juan Islands and Orcas Island