Photo By Beverly Martin

15th Annual Wings Over Water Festival

March 10, 11, 12
Blaine • Semiahmoo • Birch Bay

March 10, 2017
Event Opening, Silent Auction
Featured Artist Reception
Semiahmoo Resort

March 11, 2017
All Day Birding Expo
Blaine Middle School
975 H Street, Blaine, WA
Indoor / Outdoor Activities

March 12, 2017
Birding Breakfast & Speakers
Bird and Photo Walks
Urban Bird Presentation
BP Heron Center, Birch Bay

Birch Bay Events

Our Sponsors

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About Us

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that flock to this pristine coastal area.  Birding is one of America's fastest growing outdoor activities and Blaine, Semiahmoo,* and Birch Bay located on the Pacific Flyway as well as the beginning of the Cascade  Loop of the Washington State Birding Trail, are among one of the country's premier bird viewing areas where you can observe a large variety of birds close at hand. Reach us at:

Wings Over Water Birding Festival
PO Box 3095
Blaine, WA 98231
(360) 332-4544 | (800) 624-3555
email: dharger@cityofblaine.com

Our Mission

Wings Over Water Northwest is an all volunteer, non profit, tax-exempt organization. Our mission is to promote conservation, education and stewardship of the birds and their habitat in the Pacific Northwest as well as encourage ecotourism to support the economy.  Wings Over Water, Northwest Birding Festival is one of the ways we provide education while also providing the opportunity to bring significant economic benefits to this rich and pristine area.


The Washington Brant Foundation started the Brant Festival in Blaine and Birch Bay in 2002 because of their concern about the continuous decline in waterfowl populations due to habitat loss. The festival changed its name in 2005 to Wings Over Water Northwest to include the large number of marine bird species that migrate here during spring migration.  Due to the festival’s success, we became a 501c3 in 2008 and continues to celebrate our annual festival every March.

Who Attends?

Hundreds attend the festival from the Puget Sound region, Lower Mainland, British Columbia as well as from around the country who want to experience a wide variety of waterfowl close at hand.

The Future

Our vision for the festival is to continue to provide an opportunity for education and enjoyment of the birds in their natural habitat, preserving this valuable asset for future generations.