Dr. John M Marzluff, keynote speaker at the festival banquet Saturday, May 2nd.
Orcas Island BirdFest
Birds, Art & Science in the San Juan Islands April 30 - May 3, 2015
The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce hosts BirdFest, a celebration of birds! Nature tours, workshops, fine art exhibition and scientific symposium; all focusing on the health and wonder of birds and grassroots solutions. Orcas Island offers an unforgettable experience showcasing the natural splendor of the San Juan Islands.
Celebrate birds at BirdFest's All Things Birds and Beautiful Art Show and Sale. This juried fine art exhibit brings the best bird art together in a variety of media and style sure to please everyone. The physical art show runs April 22 - May 16, 2015 at the Orcas Island Historical Museum and the live online show and sales from April 22 - May 31, 2015 at www.AllThingsBirdsandBeautiful.org. Opening reception is Thursday, April 30th, 5 - 7 pm at the Historical Museum.
This year's scientific symposium May Day! The Future of Salish Sea Birds brings delegates throughout the region together to deliberate on the health and future of the birds in the Salish Sea on April 30th and May 1st. Afterwards, scientific discussions with festival attendees addressing the Changing Weather, Changing Lands, and Changing Seas and how it effects birds will enlighten and give grassroots solutions on May 1st and 2nd. See the schedule for discussion times and location.
Challenge your creativity by participating in our No Rules!! Birdhouse Contest. Participants can create bird houses, feeder, or baths in their own unique vision. Bring your bird houses/feeders/baths to be displayed on Saturday, May 2, 2015 on the Village Green from 11 am - 1 pm. Special recognition and prizes given to craftsmanship, creativity, complexity or the lack there of.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 is the Orcas Island BirdFest banquet and mixer at Inn at Ship Bay. The featured speaker is Dr. John M. Marzluff of the University of Washington and author of a number of books. Dr. Marzluff will talk about his research with birds and how best to live with wildlife. He will be signing his latest book Subirdia: Sharing our Neighborhood with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers and Other Wildlife.
Register today and secure your space at the various workshops, walks, and talks. The $20 registration fee helps to ensure the future success of BirdFest activities.
If you have any questions or concerns, please fill in the information below or contact the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.
San Juan Islands and Orcas Island