By Dan Rudy 

Fowl festival hampered by foul weather


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Madelyn Davies looks pleased after her submission "Eagles in the Wild" won for youth entries in the Birding Festival's second annual art contest.

Last weekend's 19th Annual Stikine River Birding Festival proceeded despite unhelpful weather conditions, with heavy rains and whipping winds keeping most of Wrangell's feathered denizens and their admirers close to home.

Three events planned for the festival ended up being cancelled as a result, including a morning breakfast and bird walk on April 30, and a special songbird banding demonstration scheduled for Sunday.

Forest Service interpreter Corree Delabrue explained the weather made spotting birds unnecessarily difficult, while also making the mist net to be used during the banding sess...

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