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Three-toed Woodpecker

The Festival takes place June 2-5, 2022 and is headquartered in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. Online registration opens April 9 at 8 am PDT. This is a very popular festival and most tours fill very quickly, sometimes within a day of registration opening. This year, participants have a choice of fourteen guided tours in search of 11 different woodpecker species and 200 other birds that make central Oregon a birding hot spot.

East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) sponsors the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival, which offers a fun, friendly, casual atmosphere that is all about the birds.  The trips are affordable, limited in size and guided by two local volunteers.  The proceeds support ECAS education and conservation projects. Proof of Covid 19 vaccination and masking up in the carpools is required.

Tour details, registration and more information are at   Questions can be directed to Gordon Wetzel at