Stikine birding festival about to take off for 16-day flight
April 20, 2023
WRANGELL — Every spring when the eulachon spawn, the Stikine River flats are flooded with thousands of migratory shorebirds. And each year, the town responds in-kind with the Stikine River Birding Festival, filling the radio airwaves with bird songs and holding an array of avian-themed events.
This season, the festival will run for three weekends between April 21 and May 6. It will feature movies, crafts, workshops and more.
“Birding is such a nice welcome to spring,” said Corree Delabrue of the U.S. Forest Service, who helped plan the festival. She loves listening to birds singing i...