Photo by Eric Ellingson

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

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


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Birch Bay Wings Over Water Events 2017 -


Breakfast for Birders
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: BP Heron Center, Birch Bay State Park, 7878 Birch Bay Drive
Cost: $15
*A Discovery Pass or a $10 day pass is required for parking within the state park.
Seating is limited. Reservations available online @ WingsOverWater or on Saturday at the festival headquarters Blaine Middle School Cafeteria, 975 H St.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and presentation by Chuck Kinzer and Wayne Diaz, local photographers, who will be speaking about local birds and photography at the breakfast. They are members of the Wings Over Water Steering Committee and photograph birds and wildlife with an emphasis on resident and migrating birds in Blaine, Semiahmoo and Birch Bay. Each has won multiple awards and their presentation will include their photographs and provide insights into the birds of the area and where and how to watch and capture images of our feathered friends. Wayne and Chuck are well known in the community, and lead photo walks in and around Whatcom County. Contact Wayne at dzwdz@hotmail.com and Chuck at chuck@ckimageart.com or through his website: www.ckimageart.com

11:15 am - 1:30 pm After breakfast from the BP Heron Center, join Paul Woodcock on a Birch Bay Bird Walk to explore opportunities for bird viewing along the beaches of Birch Bay State Park and Terrell Creek Marsh, one of the few saltwater/fresh water estuaries still left in northern Puget Sound.
11:30 am – 1:30 pm  Weather permitting local photographers Wayne Diaz and Chuck Kinzer will lead a wildlife photo shoot with opportunities to photograph a variety of bird species including, hawks, eagles, song birds and waterfowl.  Bring your own camera equipment, a minimum of a 200 millimeter lens or a scope for use with digiscoping will result in the best images.

20 Ideas for Making Your Yard a Bird Haven!
BP Heron Center
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Presenter, Chris Brewer

Chris Brewer is a North Cascades Audubon Society board member and an educator of arts and sciences. She has provided educational workshops for children and adults on backyard birding, bird identification and life histories of our local birds.
Here are simple ways to make an inviting and safe yard for birds. See samples of different feeders (including homemade), learn which birds like what food and discover tricks for ‘serving’ it. You'll find creative ways to provide water using household items, and discover easy-growing plants birds love. Plenty of take-home handouts. Your birds will be glad you’ve come!






Blue Heron on Boat in Birch Bay