By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Birding festival expands schedule, focuses on education

 

Courtesy of Carol Rushmore

This photo of a snipe taken by Kaylauna Churchill was the first-place winner in the 2018 Stikine River Birding Festival photo contest in the shorebirds category.

Just like migrating birds, the Stikine River Birding Festival is coming back to Wrangell.

This year, instead of just one weekend, the festival is spreading its wings to three weekends in a row from April 22 to May 7 with a focus on education.

"Instead of having one intensive weekend, hoping to capitalize on visitors, I think we recognized it was never really attracting a huge amount of tourists," said Corree Delabrue, district interpreter for the U.S. Forest Service Wrangell office. She also coordinates the birding festival events that involve the Forest Service. "It's really more of a com...



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