THANK YOU FOR AN INCREDIBLE FESTIVAL WEEKEND!
WE APPRECIATE YOU CHOOSING HARNEY COUNTY FOR YOUR BIRDING DESTINATION.
The Harney County Migratory Bird Festival was first held in 1981 to celebrate the large annual migration of birds passing through Harney Basin on the Pacific Flyway. Harney Basin is one of the three most important areas left in the western United States for spring migratory birds stopping on their way north.
Over 300 species of birds use the refuge throughout each year, making Harney Basin a bird watcher's paradise. Today, we continue to celebrate the migratory birds' return each year with guided tours led by experts, workshops, and fun activities for both youth and adults.
About the festival
Activities & Workshops
Scavenger hunt, paint night, art show and sale, keynote speakers, kids' activities, free events, presentations, youth learning stations. You name it, we've got it!
The Art Show and Sale is held in conjunction with the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival. Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact us at your earliest convenience!
Whether you want to learn how to enhance the quality of the photos you are taking or use a birding app to figure out what species you just saw, we have a workshop for you!
Annual members are eligible to register for festival tours and activities one week before the general public. That means you get first choice on your weekend plans and don’t have to compete with hundreds of other festival goers!
Only 50 memberships are sold each year. Proceeds support the Youth Art Program!