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Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival
May 30 - June 2
The 9th Annual Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival will take place in Sisters on May 30-June 2, 2019.
Festival participants have a choice of 20 guided tours in search of 11 different species of woodpeckers and 200 other birds that make the forests, burn areas and diverse habitat of Sisters and Central Oregon a birding hot spot. Participants have a chance to see not only common woodpeckers like Hairy and Downy but also much more rare species like White-headed, American Three-toed, and Black-backed Woodpeckers.
The East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) sponsors the festival. Two ECAS volunteers guide each trip. Festival tours are limited to ten participants and tours typically fill within a few days of the date the festival registration opens.
Online registration opens April 1, 2019 at 8am, PDT. Trip registration fills quickly. Complete information can be found here.