Stikine birding festival about to take off for 16-day flight

Every spring when the eulachon spawn, the Stikine River flats are flooded with thousands of migratory shorebirds. And each year, the town responds in-kind with the Stikine River Birding Festival, filling the radio airwaves with bird songs and holding an array of avian-themed events.

This season, the festival will run for three weekends between April 21 and May 6. It will feature movies, crafts, workshops and more.

“Birding is such a nice welcome to spring,” said Corree Delabrue of the U.S. Forest Service, who helped plan the festival. She loves listening to birds singing in the morning and is...


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