Schedule for May 18-21, 2017
Soldotna - Kenai - Kasilof - Sterling
2017 Featured Speaker: Lynn Barber
Lynn Barber will talk about her adventures of doing an Alaska Big Year.. Lynn has travelled far and wide in Alaska to see over 300 species of Alaskan birds. She will detail how she did it, the effort to find some rare birds, and of course the best place to find Alaskan birds.
Lynn Barber started birding at the age of 7. In 2005, she broke the Texas big year record with 522 species, and in 2008, she tallied 723 bird species in the ABA Area. An account of her ABA Big Year, entitled Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year, was published in the spring of 2011. While living in North Carolina, Lynn was active in Wake County Audubon and on the board of the Carolina Bird Club. Moving to Texas in 2000, she was active in the Fort Worth Audubon Society, serving as its president for 3 years. She is a life member of the Texas Ornithological Society, and became its president in April 2009. She now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
Where the river ends and the birding begins!
The Kenai Peninsula boasts pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, a fantastic wildlife refuge and, best of all, thousands of birds. This four-day festival is designed to showcase and celebrate peninsula birds for all ages and abilities. Suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced birder, the festival includes informative sessions, social gatherings and birding field excursions.
Our field excursions offer fantastic birding opportunities without going too far. We have a host of experts ready to take your birding skills to another level. Young birders can get involved through a variety of activities from creative artistic endeavors to hands-on field trips.
Regardless of age and ability, the festival offers a variety of opportunities:
Keen Eye Bird Club, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council.