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Birdfest this weekend


April 25, 2019

Spring is in full swing in Wrangell, and that means Birdfest is back for another year. Birdfest, or the Stikine River Birding Festival, is a weekend full of bird-related events that happen across town and in the Stikine River area. Spring festivals have been a common occurrence in Wrangell, according to Corree Delabrue with the U.S. Forest Service. What is now known as Birdfest began about 22 years ago, she said, and was known back then as the “Garnet Festival.” Garnets can be found along the Stikine River, and the festival was originally designed to celebrate one of the river’s preci...

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