Postponed - the 15th Annual Pacific City Birding & Blues Festival
POSTPONED - 2020 Birding & Blues Festival and all activities have been postponed (new date TBD) due to concerns over COVID-19 Coronoavirus. A new date will be announced once it has been decided. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The 15th Pacific City Birding & Blues Festival is a weekend packed with fun activities like hikes, workshops, field trips, and live music for all types of birding and nature enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled weekend! The three-day festival commences Friday with two all-day birding excursions including the Three Capes Scenic Route and the Bay-to Bay Tour. The groups will see views of the Pacific Ocean, bays, headlands, forests, rivers and pastures - each a unique birding habitat. The Birding and Blues Festival is a non-profit community festival celebrating the spring migration of birds and the natural resources of Tillamook County. For more information call 503-842-2672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s keynote speaker is Janet Essley. Essley is a painter, muralist, and teaching artist with over 20 years of experience creating collaborative murals. Essley’s presentation will focus on the Red Knot, a large sandpiper, that migrates to the Oregon Coast. The slideshow presentation explores the amazing natural history of these long-distance migratory shorebirds, spiced with stories from human cultures around the world.
On Saturday evening, boogie down at a live Blues concert featuring Billy D and the Hoodoos at the Kiawanda Community Center. In the last two years Billy D and the Hoodoos’ Somethin’s Wrong has charted on The Billboard Blues Album Charts once and Living Blues twice.
Additional presentations over the weekend include those about Oregon’s rare Humboldt marten; Orcas: Wolves of the Sea; and Shorebirds: the elegant travelers. This year’s field trip locations include Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hawk Creek in Neskowin. Attendees can also visit with local artists, take guided paddle trips, and tour the Nestucca Rivers by dory boat.