The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory’s Songbird Festival is an annual celebration of spring migration that happens 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 with the new Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation building opening in 2006, the event moved to the new location.
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, workshops and tours of our migration monitoring station to take part in.
There’s also facing painting, birdhouse building and crafts and games for children.
Annual Bird Run/Walk
On Sunday the annual Bird Run/Walk takes place. This is a fun, 5 or 10 km walk or run along the Trans-Canada trail from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation to the Migration Monitoring station and back.
All participants in the Bird Run/Walk receive an Adopt-a-Bird certificate for their participation.
Registration for the Bird Run/Walk closes at 9:30 AM on the day of the event.