5 million shorebirds can't be wrong. Plan to join them in Cordova for the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival May 2-5, 2019.
Join us in Cordova
We invite you to join the mass migration of Pacific shorebirds, raptors, waterfowl and songbirds. Their shoreside respite is framed against the pristine backdrop of coastal glaciers and mountains, the breathtaking vista that we call home. Come outfitted with your binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, sketch pads and pencils and leave with a heart full of memories. Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival, Alaska's original bird festival.
You can fly with Alaska Airlines into Anchorage and Cordova—use code ECMC368 for a discount on travel to the festival! You can also take a scenic cruise from Whittier on the Alaska Marine Highway. This year, Lazy Otter Charters offers a round trip, cross-sound experience from Whittier to Cordova. Call 907-694-6887 or see this flyer for details.
Log Your Sightings on ebird
Don't forget to visit eBird.com to log your bird sightings while you're in Cordova! It's also a neat place to see what kinds of birds are arriving when and where!
A Town Full of Small Businesses!
Cordova, Alaska is off the beaten path of Alaska tourism and that’s exactly why it’s a great place to visit! There are no chain stores or fast food places here, just a town full of small businesses that want to share the magic of this place with you! Here are some ways you can support the Festival, support Cordova’s small businesses and maybe win some prizes too!
Grab a Shorebird Passport when you check in to the festival and get stamps for each local purchase you make throughout the weekend. We’ll total it up at the end and for every $20 worth, you’ll get an entry to win fun prizes!
Buy a festival raffle ticket! Grand prize is 2 round trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies!
Grab a Cordova Coupon Book from the Festival Welcome Table and see how many coupons you can use!
Show some love to the folks that advertised in our festival program (here’s last year’s edition).