HOLD UP! If you haven't registered for the festival yet, do it now so you can get signed up for these included events and get the Festival Registrant discount for the optional events below.
Included events requiring pre-festival sign-up
These events require pre-registration, so we can plan accordingly. Please click the button below if you didn't already sign up for these events when you registered for the festival.
alaganik field trip
It's included in your festival registration fee, but we will need an accurate head-count in order to arrange appropriate transportation to this scenic wetland viewing area on the Copper River Delta. If you're not sure you checked the box on your registration form, please click the button below to check with us!
Learn from birding professionals how to identify common shorebirds and other avian friends on the mudflats, in the ponds, and in the forests surrounding Cordova and beyond. This is included in your registration, but we ask for advanced sign up so we know how much space we need. Field component likely—dress for the weather! Not sure you are signed up for these workshop? Click the button below.
Photographing bird life
Join photographer and biologist Milo Burcham for a two-part wildlife photography workshop, focusing on the birds present on the Copper River Delta during the spring migration. These two sessions will take place in the classroom and encourage participants to make their own images before the second session on the following day. The first session on Saturday morning will discuss how to make good shorebird images ranging from tight portraits to landscape views. Milo will review equipment, techniques and ethical issues of photographing wildlife. Then, go enjoy the birds!
Return the following day to show off your best shots, receive feedback, and share some of your photography challenges. This session will offer a chance to review and critique images taken by participants, and discuss one of the most important aspects of photography: editing your work.
This event is free with registration but requires advanced sign up.
Additional fee - Optional 3rd party events & workshops
The cost for these events are NOT included in festival registration, and must be paid to the company or organization putting on the event. Some of these events do require pre-registration, and are noted as such. If you register for the full festival first, you can use your Payment Confirmation Code to receive a Festival Registrant Discount!
SHOREBIRD Boating options
This year there will be a variety of great ways to get out on the water for bird viewing! As we fine tune our offerings, we will update this page.