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Birding Resources

Bird Fest

Birding Resources

Curious to know what birds have dazzled folks in festivals past? All data is also submitted each year to eBird. Make a free eBird account to see the checklists!

Click to see checklists going back to the first year of Bird Fest, 2002!

Want to see a list of birds you could see right here at the Wenatchee River Institute? Check out our bird checklist here.

Local, Regional, and State Birding Resources:

  • Your local birding resource! NCWAS' mission is to enhance, protect, and restore healthy natural ecosystems and native biodiversity using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation to promote the welfare of birds in North Central Washington.

  • Audubon Washington is a field office of the National Audubon Society. Their mission is to protect birds and the places they need by using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

  • The Washington Ornithological Society (WOS) provides a forum for birders throughout the state to meet and share information on bird identification, biology, population status, and birding sites.

  • eBird is the largest biodiversity-related community science project in the world. Your sightings contribute to hundreds of conservation decisions and peer-reviewed papers, thousands of student projects, and help inform bird research worldwide.

  • The Merlin Bird ID app helps you identify the birds you see or hear. Download it today for your next birding activity!

  • All About Birds is a free online guide to birds and birdwatching operated by The Cornell Lab.

  • Discover the world of birds with comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families. This website requires a subscription, but it is the best resource for all compiled data.

  • The ABA is a non-profit organization that inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds. They provide extensive knowledge, expertise, connections, and world-class content to bring more people into the birding community.

  • Your local bird store located in Wenatchee. They provide expert advice to help you bring the joy of bird feeding into your backyard. After all, it’s a relaxing, fulfilling, educational and exciting hobby, ideal for everyone in the family!

  • Have any K-12 birders in your life? Check out this Explorer's Guide provided by The Cornell Lab.