Wings Over Water Festival

Now in its 20th year, Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival is packed full of fun-filled activities for the avid birder, novices, and children alike. 

The annual festival spotlights migratory birds that pass through the Blaine, Birch Bay area on the Pacific Flyway from Alaska, inspiring people of all ages, and enhancing their outdoor experiences and birding knowledge. 

The birding expo will feature local vendors, kids’ activities, live bird seminars, live presentations with Sardis Raptor Center, and more! Taking place at Blaine Pavilion Community Center, Blaine Marina Park, Semiahmoo Spit, and Birch Bay. 

Festival Location

The festival will take place at various locations in the Blaine, Semiahmoo Spit and Birch Bay areas, all within a short 10-20 minute driving distance from the Festival headquarters located this year at the Blaine Community Center Pavilion, as noted in the festival map and schedule. Check back to see the event schedule for details about all of the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events and their locations.

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates migratory birds that flock over the northwest corner of Washington State to the pristine coastal waters of Drayton Harbor, Birch Bay, and Semiahmoo Bay, near the town of Blaine. This major stopover on the Pacific Flyway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC is designated as an Important Birding Area and the anchor for the North Cascades Loop of the Great Washington State Birding Trail. Free admission. Free activities include the all-day birding expo, wildlife speakers, live raptor presentations, kids’ activities, wildlife exhibits and displays. Paid activities include food, art & craft vendors, guided birding trips, and boat cruises. Advance purchase is recommended since some events sell out before the weekend. More info:


For more information on Lynden, check out our Local Guide, and be sure to enjoy your day before you head back to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead.  We will keep the lights on for you.

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