The Early Bird Gets The Worm...

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... and Sponsors make Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest happen!

This year’s festival promises a record number of out of town visitors who will join us to enjoy our world famous keynote speaker, artist, birder, and author of Sibley’s Bird Guide-  David Sibley! Festival sponsorship is a valuable way to help us take Bird Fest to new heights by enabling us to offer the highest quality field trips, art classes, family activities, and more!

Our goal this year is to open registration at the earliest date ever and to offer even more for ways for folks to participate, try something new, discover the beauty and importance of the spring migration and enjoy our area. Let's really put the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest on the map! 

We need YOU to help make Bird Fest fly! Sponsor packages are available at levels to fit every budget- and let us know if you have any questions. Sponsorships must be submitted by January 1st to be included in this year's program. 

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Chelan Ridge Hawk Migrations Festival 2017

Pateros, WA (City Park), Saturday, September 16, 2016; 8:00 am – 3:00 p.m.

Join the Chelan and Entiat Ranger Districts, North Central Washington Audubon Society, and Hawk Watch International this fall for the eighth annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival!  This family event combines free activities in Pateros Memorial Park with trips to Chelan Ridge to learn about and celebrate raptors as they journey to winter territories.  At the park participants will find vendors, live raptors, interpretive booths, and projects for kids. 

Friday night, September 15th, there will be a workshop with an expert from Hawk Watch International on raptor migration and field identification to prepare you for your trip up to the ridge.

For more information about the festival and to sign-up for activities please visit the North Central Washington Audubon Website:

Sponsors Keep Bird Fest Soaring!

From Hummingbirds to Warblers, Bluebirds to Kingfishers and our signature Osprey and Eagle sponsors we could not do it without each and everyone of these businesses and individuals. 

Now it is our turn to give back to them! While enjoying a meal in Leavenworth or touring the area and picking up a souvenir for friends and family back home, look for the yellow Bird Fest flag! It is easy to spot our sponsors throughout downtown and thank them with your patronage. Please see out Sponsor Page for additional details.







  • Autumn Pond B&B
  • Alpine Pension
  • Balance Point Fitness
  • Baren Haus
  • Dan's Food Market
  • Der Sportsman
  • Icicle Brewing Company
  • Jagger's River Haus
  • Leavenworth Luxury Getaways
  • Marson & Marson Lumber, Inc.
  • Mike West Realty
  • Mt. Stuart Physical Therapy
  • Obertal Inn and Townhomes
  • Theresa Moazed
  • Wenatchee Naturalist
  • Wood Shop- Hat Shop


  • A Book For All Seasons
  • Bavarian Lodge
  • Cashmere Valley Bank
  • Cheesemonger's Shop
  • Gail Roberts
  • Hankins Family Dental
  • Leavenworth Real Estate
  • Michael and Nancy Merrill
  • PAVZ
  • Pension Anna Hotel
  • Rudloof's Pizza
  • Willow Run Pet Services
  • Chester Marler

Enjoy Outdoor Recreation at Bird Fest!

What could be better than bird watching while recreating? At Bird Fest this year, try something new, or do something you already love at a special festival price!  Explore the natural beauty of North Central Washington with the knowledge and expertise of local recreation and birding guides.

These experiences combine casual birding for beginner to expert and the outdoor experience of bike in Wenatchee or Leavenworth,  kayak, stand-up paddle board or raft on the Icicle Creek and Wenatchee River. You can rent a bike right in Leavenworth or bring your own while all other trips include everything you need to enjoy your time on the river.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 1pm: Paddle Boards and Birds

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 10am: Early Birds and Kayaks

Saturday 8am - 1pm: Bikes and Birds in Wenatchee

Saturday 1pm - 4pm: Bikes and Birds Leavenworth

Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning and evening trips to choose from: Birding by River Raft

Get out there and explore!