Harney County is an important place for birds to rest and feed as they migrate north for the summer. Harney County residents might be accustomed to the annual visitation of snow geese, sandhill cranes, and many other birds, but the annual Migratory Bird Festival is not only an opportunity to get a close-up view of annual our avian migrants, but also a chance to visit local ranches, take hikes where llamas carry your gear, educate your children with fun activities, and educate yourself with lectures by renown birding experts.
There are three types of activities this year: (1) Set Time Activities where you attend a scheduled event in person; (2) Virtual Activities where you attend scheduled activities remotely via Zoom; and (3) the Bird Crawl, where you drive to birding spots where birding experts are on hand to help you identify birds in a particular location. The bird festival organizers have done a good job of offering a variety activities that will appeal to different interests, preferences, and family budgets. Give it a go!
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