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Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

May 4 - May 8


Join birders from around the world for Alaska’s largest wildlife festival!

Located on the beautiful shore of Kachemak Bay, the Homer Spit is one of the most accessible places for shorebird viewing in Alaska. With over 100,000 shorebirds of 25 different species migrating through in early May, this five-day event celebrates the return of spring and migrating birds. The festival has great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars and workshops, and children’s activities at all skill levels. For more information, visit our website.

The Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges welcome all festival participants. For the safety of our community, employees, volunteers, and visitors, all festival events will follow the current COVID-19 protocols.

We are all looking forward to 2022 where along with the ‘feet on a trail, boat on the water explorations, and fun’ of this year, we hope to add sitting together in a room, applauding our speakers, sharing that perfect frame in our binocs—and our smiles—while still livestreaming across the world. If not, that’s good as well, it is on our website.

We find hope in our shorebirds—as they migrate north and continue to gather along our shores.  Please check at this link: https://kachemakshorebird.org/ for new ways to connect with the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.


Alaska National Wildlife Refuges
95 Sterling Highway
Homer, AK 99603 United States
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Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges
kachemakshorebird@gmail.com (Melanie Dufour)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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