2017 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

This past May 4-7, the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges co-sponsored the 25th Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, in Homer, Alaska at Alaska Maritime NWR’s Headquarters, Islands & Ocean Visitor Center.

Our Special Guests included Keynote Speaker, J. Drew Lanham and Featured Author, Paul Bannick.   

 Both Speakers presented a variety of workshops & lectures.

Raymond VanBuskirk (BRANT Tours), Neil Gilbert (2017 Schantz Scholar), and Keynote J. Drew Lanham enjoy a boat trip with Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Festival Participants enjoy the “Birders Breakfast,” and learn more about the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges.

Bird TLC of Anchorage presents an up close experience with some feathered friends.

Junior Birders Award Ceremony – check out all these fledgling ornithologists!

David Raskin (Friends President) with Keynote J. Drew Lanham and Marga Raskin (Friends Member)

USFWS Service, working hard throughout the weekend to make sure everyone had a wonderful time at the Festival.

Viewing Stations!

Raymond and BJ bird watching during the Viewing Stations.

Save the Date!  May 10-13, 2018! 

(Photos courtesy of Lisa Hupp/USFWS and Robbi Mixon/FANWR)