Greater Sage-Grouse are the topic of our Satuday Evening Presentation. Join US Fish and Wildlife Biologist Angela Sitz for a fascinating evening exploring the life and times of Greater Sage-Grouse in Eastern Oregon.

greater sandhill crane. Photo credit: Kay Scheurer Steele

Greater Sandhill Cranes will be the topic for our Friday Evening Presentation. Crane Biologist Dr. Gary Ivey will talk about the three sandhill crane subspecies that breed and migrate though Oregon. You don't want to miss this fascinating presentation about these iconic birds!

Welcome to the 35th Annual

Harney County Migratory Bird Festival

The Harney County Migratory Bird Festival is held the second weekend of April and offers a variety of activities for bird watching enthusiasts. Located in the high desert of Southeast Oregon the festival occurs during the height of the spring sandhill crane, waterfowl and shorebird migrations along the Pacific Flyway. The Festival offers spectacular bird watching opportunities. Over 100 species of birds can be viewed during the festival.

map showing location of bird festival

 The 2015 bird list is available to view as a PDF

Disappointed because the 2016 tour you wanted was full? 

One of the benefits of our annual membership is the opportunity to register one week earlier than non-members!  

Learn about the benefits of our optional

 Annual Festival Membership

Registration now OPEN


New Tours

Birding Trail Ride with Steens Mtn Guest Ranch - Thursday/Friday and Friday/Saturday

Birding Basics - Saturday

Paradise Birding - Into the Heart of the Basin - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Restoration Birding - Saturday

Sage-Grouse "Strutting" Early Bird - Saturday tour added

The Big Day Challenge - Friday and Saturday

Tours Back by Popular Request

Boca Lake Hiking - Friday

Hey What's that Bird? - Friday

Catlow Valley Sage-Grouse Tour - Saturday

Journey Behind the Gates - Saturday

Additional questions about the bird festival?   Feel free to Contact us.


Festival Sponsors
Harney County Chamber of Commerce | Bureau of Land Management
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife | US Fish & Wildlife Service - Malheur  | US Forest Service | Ducks Unlimited