Schedule of Events

Welcome to the 2017 Pacific City Birding & Blues Festival!

We have a fun and exciting schedule of events for our 13th Annual Pacific City Birding & Blues Festival April 21-23, 2017. Check back often for updated details or email us at

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All-Day Excursion
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Three Capes Tour

Birding Nestucca Bay by Dory Boat
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Free Community Open House Events
3:30 – 4:30 PM  Children’s Art Activity

4:30 – 5:30 PM Chintimini Wildlife Center
Live Birds of Prey Presentation

6:30 – 7:30 PM Robert Fields, Friends of Midway Atoll Nat’l Wildlife Refuge
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge: Its History, Management, and the World’s Largest Albatross Colony


Field Trips to area sites

Presentations at Kiawanda Community Center:

8:00 – 9:00 AM Patty Newland, Beginning Birding

9:30 – 10:30 AM Chintimini Wildlife Center
Live Birds of Prey Presentation

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cristen Don,
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Doesn’t Stop at the Beach: A Virtual Tour of Oregon’s Marine Reserve Sites

Keynote Speaker
1:30 – 2:45 PM Paul Bannick, Nature and Bird Photographer
OWL: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon
Oregon’s Black Oyster Catchers: Unveiling its Mysteries to Help Protect a Species of Conservation Concern

8:00 – 11:00 PM Blues Concert
Joanne Broh Band: “Rockin’ Blues & Soul”


Field Trips to area sites

Birding by Kayak on Nestucca River/Nestucca Bay 
7:30 – 10:30 AM

Presentations at Kiawanda Community Center:
9:30 – 10:30 AM Peter Pearsall,
Naturalist and Nature Photographer
A Natural History of North American Deserts: Flora, Fauna, and Landscapes

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Roy Lowe, Global Parks/Paulson Institute
The Loss of China’s Coastal Wetlands and Impacts to Migratory Birds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

12:15 – 1:00 PM Tom Carrico, Amateur Astrophotographer
How to Enjoy the Upcoming Great American Eclipse and Safety

Looking for another bird event nearby? Check out the All About Birds Art Show at the Lincoln City Cultural Center! Occurring April 14th – May 8th, 2017.