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! 

Thank you for your patience!!

Hello Bird Festers! Talk about a wild start to get the blood pumping! We sincerely appreciate your patience and support of our festival and hanging in there while we get the bugs out of the new registration system. 

After determining that software systems don't acknowledge daylight saving's time (who wants to, really?) and probably driving initial registrants crazy with a glitchy duplicate form (which is now corrected. We really just need to know about you once, I promise.) We are rolling along smoothly. 

Our goal is ultimately to provide you with an easy and user friendly system that helps you find all of the information that you need, when you need it. Thanks again for being great! We are excited to see you at Bird Fest this year!