Bikes and Wine and Kayaks, Oh My!

The 2017 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest program is now available in print at locations throughout the region. Pick-up your copy and check out some of the exciting trips we have added to the schedule! 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 10am - Early Birds and Kayaks: Enjoy birding from the vantage point of a wetland bird! Everything you need for kayaking is provided by Leavenworth Outdoor Center.

Saturday 6am - 3pm - Birds and Wine: After a full day of birding, enjoy a glass of wine with your guides from North Central Washington Audubon. 

Saturday 8am - 1pm - Bikes and Birds in Wenatchee: Take a journey along the Apple Loop Trail in Wenatchee and practice birding by ear. 

Sunday 6am - 2pm - Birding Blewett Pass and Table Mountain: Finnish off the weekend with a full day of birding in a variety of habitats with guides from North Central Washington Audubon.


Meet our keynote, Clay Taylor!!

Meet our 2017 Keynote Speaker Clay Taylor, Naturalist Market Manager, Swarovski Optik N.A.

Clay Taylor started photography back in the ASA Era – a time when flm dinosaurs roamed the land. Hebecame a birder in the 1970s, and has kept close to photography and birding ever since. In 1999 he was hired by Swarovski Optik North America to “be their birder”, and the job has kept him busy ever since. His birding Life List is somewhere in the 2500-species range
worldwide, and about 715 for North America – they change every time a new species list is released. After moving from Connecticut to Corpus Christi, Texas in 2008 (in part to escape Winter), his yard list is 241 species, many of which have been photo-documented.


'Who' is going to volunteer for Bird Fest?


Volunteers keep Bird Fest Soaring! Whether you want to drop in, or nest for the full festival, your time is appreciated and makes all the difference! 

  • Plan a vintage Bird Fest display to celebrate the 15 anniversary! 
  • Guide visitors through fun activities on Family Discovery day!
  • Welcome visitors near and far at Bird Fest Central!
  • Support our guides by joining a field trip!
  • Assist with small office tasks, set up, or planning

Whatever your talent or interest, whatever your availability - we have a place for you and welcome your amazing contributions! 

Let us know you are interested and we will be in touch.

Bird Fest is Looking for Vendors and Exhibitors

We are looking for vendors and exhibitors for the Migration Marketplace at Bird Fest Central!

Artisans, food vendors, and organizations focused on birds, the environment, and/or outdoor pursuits are invited to apply to become a part of the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest! Apply today and join us as a participant in the Migration Marketplace at Bird Fest Central on the Wenatchee River Institute campus on Saturday, May 20th.

Click here for an application

SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Bird Count

North Central Washington Audubon Society - Annual Christmas Bird Count!

Check with the North Central Washington Audubon Society for additional locations and details:

Leavenworth — Saturday, December 17

Birders will be assigned routes and meet on their own before the count. Lists will be compiled at 4:30 pm in the Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street in Leavenworth. There will be snacks and prizes for Best Bird, Most American Dippers and Most Species. Contact Gretchen Rohde for your group selection before December 15 at

Flickr Account!

We are excited to announce we have a Flickr account! 

We know many of you take some incredible photos of Birds, the surrounding areas and your friends and family enjoying the event. We would love to share in the fun!

Please connect with us on Flickr!