The 9th Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival will be held May 30 –June 2. Based in Sisters, Oregon, this is an opportunity to see eleven species of woodpeckers that nest locally as well as up to 200 other bird species found in central Oregon. East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) sponsors this festival, which offers a fun, friendly, casual atmosphere that is all about the birds. The trips are affordable and two local volunteers guide each trip with the proceeds supporting the many ECAS projects and programs that foster bird conservation. On-line registration opens April 1, 2019 at 8am, PDT. Trip registration fills quickly. You can register for 1/2 day or full day trips to such places as Summer Lake, Crooked River Country, Pole Creek, Trout Creek, Green Ridge, Camp Polk and several others. There is also a Leisure/Limited Mobility tour.
Complete information can be found at: www.ecaudubon.org/dean-hale-woodpecker-festival
In addition to the day trips, the Saturday night schedule features an owl prowl and a social gathering at the
Belfry in Sisters.