With COVID-19 pandemic, our 26th Annual Songbird Festival will look a little different. The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is currently closed due to the current MOH health restrictions and we are limited on social gathering numbers for our programs. So we will have to be a little creative this year. Stay tuned for updates on our plans for 2021!
The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory’s Songbird Festival is an annual celebration of spring migration that takes place on the last weekend in May. The festival began in 1994, the same year that the society was formed. The Songbird Festival was originally held at the migration monitoring station, but now the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is the host of all the events.
The Songbird Festival is a fun and educational weekend for both families and birders alike. Every year the festival kicks off bright and early on Saturday with our early bird pancake breakfast. After breakfast there are a variety of guided birding hikes, nature workshops and tours of our migration monitoring station to take part in. There’s also lots of hands on activities for the entire family including facing painting, birdhouse building and crafts. It also includes our Annual Bird Run/Walk (5K/10K) on Sunday morning.