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Apr
Alaska Hummingbird Festival & Art Show
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All day long
Ketchikan,
AK ,
From 01-04-17 to 30-04-17

Through the month of April, this festival celebrates the return of migratory birds back to Alaska. The most notable bird at this festival is the Rufous hummingbird, who begins arriving in Ketchikan in mid-March. The festival includes guided hikes, art shows, activities for children, and many other birding events.
2017 JURIED ART SHOW- Call For Artists Opening Reception Friday, April 7, 20175:00-7:00 p.m.
• Friday, April 21: Photographer Jim Lewis spends hours waiting to capture the perfect images of our local birds. You will be amazed to see the colorful details and adaptations of a variety of species.
• Friday, April 28: Steve Heinl will discuss his recent birding expeditions to west Mexico. Enjoy colorful pictures of both endemic birds and migratory birds that fly to Southeast Alaska.
• Saturday, April 8 and 15 at 8 am
• The Forest Service will lead a birding walk around Ward Lake to see, hear and learn the birds. Meet at the Rotary Shelter, dress in layers, bring binoculars and water.
• Saturday, April 22 at 8 am
• Local birder Jim Lewis will lead a birding walk along Ketchikan Creek. Meet at the Discovery Center, dress in layers, bring binoculars and water.
• Saturday, April 29 at 645 am
• Join Andy Piston and Steve Heinl from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, as they lead a birding walk along the Gravina shoreline. Gravina Island is the place to see numerous shorebirds and large flocks (10s of thousands of birds!) of geese flying overhead! Bring binoculars, water and be sure to dress in warm layers.
• Every Friday afternoon in April, youth and their families, may enjoy crafting opportunities to learn about birds and their adaptations at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.
http://www.westernhummingbird.org/index.php?page=home
Maintaining and Improving Habitat for Hummingbirds in Alaska:
http://www.westernhummingbird.org/uploads/Booklets/Hummingbird%20Guide%20-%20Alaska.pdf

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