It’s been 28 years since Cape Arago Audubon Society started the Oregon Shorebird Festival in the small town of Charleston, OR.  During this time, many generations of shorebirds have stopped over to feed and rest in the estuaries of Coos Bay and Bandon as they migrate between their breeding and wintering grounds.  Every year without fail there have been bird watchers both new and experienced to witness this event.

Birdwatchers of all skill levels are invited to join in and experience the wonder of shorebird migration on the scenic south coast. Bring your best pair of binoculars and go afield with experienced trip leaders to the best birding spots in Bandon and Coos Bay. 

Plan on a full weekend of activities planned for birders of all skill levels.  The festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston, OR.  Activities include expertly guided land based field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, New River and the Coos Bay area. There is a pelagic trip on Saturday for those who want to experience birding on the water. 

$30/person or $55/family

 

 

 

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