From humming bird banding, to cowboy poets, to celebrating Sandhill Cranes; its happening out here in the Northwest.
“Just For the Birds” JULY 26th, (Tuesday) 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Hosted by The National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole Wyoming, this family friend informal event will have demonstration, games, crafts, a bird walk and more designed to help participants learn general birding information. For more information you can head t0 FWS_SpecialEvents
Grandparents & Grandkids Day – Pollinator Event
Sunday, July 31, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Bring a picnic and celebrate grandparents and grandchildren and learn together about butterflies, moths and other pollinator insects.
Humbolt Bay Grandparents and Kids Pollinator event
Idaho Bird Observatory, Humming bird Banding
Saturday: July 23, August 6, August 20, and possibly September 3.
Happening on the Boise River at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival property
Banding beings at sunrise and goes about 5 hours each morning.
Montana Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Rendezvous, August 11-14, 2011, Lewistown Montana
The second oldest gathering of its kind in the country, this four day event is dedicated to celebrating the cowboy way of life on the upper Rocky Mountain front and the best grasslands in the world to the east of it. Lots of feasting, poetry, music, dancing and history of western culture. For more information http://www.montanacowboypoetrygathering.com/schedule.html
Sandhill Crane Festival August 26-28, 2011
At Creamers Field, Tanna Valley Alaska
Celebrating the Sandhill Cranes and Fall Migration in the Tanana Valley where thousands of Sandhill Cranes begin their southward migration. Workshops, nature walks, bird watching and more will be a part of this three day festival. For further information contact Friends of Creamer’sField at www.creamersfield.org
Oregon Shorebird Festival, Celebrating 25 Years, August 26-28, 2011
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, OR
A full weekend of activities planned for birders of all skill levels. The festival is headquartered at the. 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. For more information and registration at their website. Oregon Coast Shorebird Festival