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Spring is the Time for Bird Festivals - Part III

Cedar Waxing live in the eastside foothills of Cascade Mountains.
Karen Ulvestad

The 12th annual Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest is held May 15 to 18, 2014 this year. The Bavarian town is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, and is home to a large variety of birds. The birding list includes Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Osprey, many duck species, Western Tanager, and other song birds.

The festival changed this year, and grew into a larger venue. It is coordinated by the Wenatchee River Institute, and includes 4 days of workshops, art venues, and other festivities. The workshops include bird watching outings, local birding walks, beginning birding, environment, and bird photography.

This event is great for bringing spotting scopes, bird identification books, cameras, and birding journals. Many birders use check-lists to keep track of the birds seen during their outings. This event lends itself to this method of tracking birds species located in the area. This is a family friendly event. There are activities for all ages, and interests.

Lodging for the weekend is available in Leavenworth, Cashmere, and Wenatchee. For the adventurous, there are campgrounds throughout the area. To find lodging, visit here.

For the complete schedule of workshops or to register, visit here.

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