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Date(s) - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - Sunday, June 7, 2020
All Day



Registration opens April 1 for the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival in SistersTwenty-nine guided tours in 4 days give participants the opportunity to see 11 species of woodpeckers and over 200 other types of birds in the Sisters and Central Oregon region.

Bend, Oregon- Registration opens April 1 for the 10th annual Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival taking place in Sisters, Oregon, June 4-7, 2020.  Festival participants have a choice of 29 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. Burned areas left behind by Central Oregon’s recent forest fires attract bugs, which, in turn, attract woodpeckers, and so participants have a chance to see not only common woodpeckers like Hairy and Downy but also much rarer species like White-headed, American Three-toed, and Black-backed Woodpeckers. Few places in the United States are as rich in such a variety of woodpeckers as this area of central Oregon.

The East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) sponsors the festival. Two ECAS volunteers guide each trip.  Festival tours are usually limited to ten participants, typically fill quickly and are very affordable.

For information about the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival go to http://www.ecaudubon.org/dean-hale-woodpecker-festival or email dhwf2020@gmail.com