BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival
20th year of celebrating the return of the Sandhill Crane to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge!
BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival - October 5th, 2019 - marks its 20th year of celebrating the return of the Sandhill Crane to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge!
From bird walks and bird language workshops to Sandhill Crane tours, and a variety of hikes (including: photo, geology, ethnobotany, and an evening hike) - there will be plenty to do and see! Kayaking and Big Canoe trips on Lake River can be reserved in advance by calling the numbers listed on the web site or in the schedule of events. A special offering that makes our BirdFest unique is the Sandhill Crane tours. Not only do you get to view these outstanding birds, but you get an exclusive opportunity to visit an area of the Refuge not often open to the public. This unique wildlife viewing experience has become one of the festival’s signature events. Reservations can be made through the Friends website. On Saturday, there will be children’s activities on the Carty Unit of the Refuge, as well as in downtown Ridgefield, where you can find an Audubon Wild Bird Show, craft stations, Bluegrass pickers, and more. Visitors can enjoy bird and nature tours, and presentations by regional experts who will share fun facts and information about the Refuge and the wildlife that inhabit it. With the bird language workshop, you’ll learn secrets to understanding the common birds around your home and what they have to say. The weekend will also include a watercolor workshop, a digital photography workshop, and a traditional salmon bake the will be held Saturday afternoon on the Refuge, with complimentary samplings. Bluegrass Music! The Picker’s Festival attracts pickers from around the Pacific Northwest who jam throughout Ridgefield at businesses, venues, and parks.
For more information and a schedule of events, go to: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/birdfest-bluegrass/
Date & Time
October 5, 2019
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge 28908 NW Main Ave Ridgefield 98642 WA US https://www.oregonfamily.com/businesses/wa-ridgefield-ridgefield-national-wildlife-refuge