Harney County Migratory Festival is Going Virtual in 2021!

Hello everyone! It’s 2021 and we are still in the pandemic. The Harney County Migratory Bird Festival has made the difficult decision to again cancel our in-person event. Much like 2020, the uncertainties with Covid-19, social distancing requirements, and the responsibility to help stop the spread have put us in a position where we can’t safely hold our traditional event.

HOWEVER…we are working diligently and creatively to put together a VIRTUAL EVENT for you!

Virtual activities will be live on this site during festival weekend, beginning Friday, April 23, 2021. There will be a gamut of opportunities to explore Harney County and enjoy videos, conversations, photos, oral histories, commerce, workshops, our keynote speaker – Kenn Kaufman, and MORE! Most of the virtual opportunities will be free, though there will be some fee-based activities.

Stay tuned for more!

Spend an amazing weekend witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of Southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds as they rest and feed in the open spaces of Oregon's high desert. Held annually in April in Harney County.


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. 

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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!

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!


Harney County Chamber of Commerce

484 N Broadway

Burns, OR 97720


Tel: 541.573.2636



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