Stikine River Birding Festival
April 27, 2023 – April 30, 2023
Stikine River Delta has the largest springtime concentration in North America of thousands of Bald Eagles, followed by Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and shorebirds. The festival celebrates spring in southeast Alaska and is the perfect opportunity for adventurous birdwatchers to also observe millions of shorebirds, which migrate to the delta each spring. The Stikine River and its tributaries are located within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness area of the Tongass National Forest.
Wrangell Stikine River Birding Festival events are spread out over a three-week period to capture some of the different migration highlights and include activities for all ages. Build a bird feeder, enter the art or photo contest, listen to guest speakers, and of course—explore with us the surrounding islands and Stikine River flats for birds!