YES! WE ARE HAVING AN EVENT THIS YEAR!
Our very first migratory bird festival was held in 1981 to celebrate the large annual migration of birds passing through Harney Basin on the Pacific Flyway. We've come a long way in the past 40 years! This year we are honoring our beginnings with a throwback logo design and "return" to individual exploration and shared experiences.
OPEN BIRD CRAWL
IN THE FIELD
AT A GLANCE
Open bird crawl in the field: Think ‘pub crawl,’ but with a vehicle (not walking) and birds (not beer…you're driving!) Meet up with biologists, scientists, and subject matter experts in the field. Flexible schedule; free!
Set-time experiences: Part of a great festival weekend is spending time in our community with locals and fellow birders alike. And some activities just require set stop and go times! Set schedule; fee-based.
Virtual programming: Can’t come to Harney County for the Bird Crawl, or want to participate online AND in person? We’ve got a great line up of interactive, virtual presentations throughout the entire week leading up to festival weekend. Set schedule; fee-based.
Passport for pints: Buy a passport specially designed for 2022. Over festival weekend, take your passport with you to various stops highlighted on the passport map, or to some of the scheduled activities. A minimum of 8 stamps gets you a commemorative 2022 festival pint glass. Limited quantity!
Shop Harney County: Every year our local businesses are excited and proud to welcome you to Harney County. For 2022, MANY stores and eateries are offering exceptional discounts and other benefits to festival passport holders for visiting their location. A glass egg hunt and 'selfies for sips' are also on the schedule!