Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival 2016

Photos by Oliver Lazenby

Birders from around the Pacific Northwest flocked to Blaine last weekend for the annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival. Above, a young birder looks through a scope at a bird-viewing station at the Blaine Pier at the end of Marine Drive.

Birders from around the Pacific Northwest flocked to Blaine last weekend for the annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival. Above, a young birder looks through a scope at a bird viewing station at the Blaine Pier at the end of Marine Drive.

A volunteer from Sardis Raptor Center in Ferndale shows off a Harris’s hawk named Heyoke during the birding expo at Blaine Middle School. Harris’s hawks are native to the Southwest.

A volunteer from Sardis Raptor Center in Ferndale shows off a Harris’s hawk named Heyoke during the birding expo at Blaine Middle School. Harris’s hawks are native to the Southwest.

Birders scan Drayton Harbor from the Blaine Pier on Marine Drive. The pier was one of several bird viewing stations staffed by volunteers from North Cascades Audubon Society.

Birders scan Drayton Harbor from the Blaine Pier on Marine Drive. The pier was one of several bird viewing stations staffed by volunteers from North Cascades Audubon Society.

Aravis Wilder drawing a bird during the all-day birding expo at Blaine Middle School.

Aravis Wilder drawing a bird during the all day birding expo at Blaine Middle School.

Resident birds from the Sardis Raptor Center in Ferndale. A Harris's hawk is on the left, a red-tailed hawk in the middle, and a barred owl on the right.

Resident birds from the Sardis Raptor Center in Ferndale. A Harris’s hawk is on the left, a red-tailed hawk in the middle, and a barred owl on the right.

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