Photo: Common Loon by Lyle Grisedale

Creston Valley Bird Festival

May 13-15, 2022

Celebrate our 10-Year Anniversary!!!

   

Our Mission:               

“The Creston Valley Bird Festival exists to foster awareness of birds and their habitats in the Creston Valley”

Where the Birds Are: 

“Celebrate the birds, art, and the agriculture of the Creston Valley”


WHERE THE BIRDS ARE!

June 19, 2022

A plain brown bird with a very chatty voice, the HOUSE WREN is a common backyard bird over nearly the entire Western Hemisphere.

Listen for its long, rushed-and-jumbled song in summer. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Wren/sounds

Find this species zipping through shrubs and low tree branches, snatching at insects. House Wrens will gladly use nest boxes, old cans, boots, or boxes lying around in your garage.

 See Where the Birds Are page for more!

2022 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
Friday, May 13
  
   
12:00-4:00 pmFinal Festival RegistrationBaillie-Grohman Winery
12:30-2:30“History goes to the Birds” Walking Tour  SOLD OUTCreston Museum
5:30-8:00WELCOME BACK!! Social Baillie-Grohman Winery
 Photo Presentations – 10 Festival Years!Savour Food Truck
8:30-10:00Star Gazing at Baillie-Grohman Winery – SOLD OUTAngela Prettie
 
Saturday, May 14
  
6:00-6:30 amCoffee and MuffinsBaillie-Grohman Winery
6:30-10:30Breakfast with the Birds (Duck Lake) – Sold OutUlrike and hosted by Lark Coffee
6:30-10:30Drive to Duck Lake – SOLD OUTEd and Hazel Beynon
6:30-10:30Birding the Wildlife Area Trails – Sold OutPaul Foth
6:30-10:30Birding-by-Bus Road Tour – CanceledBrian Baxter
6:30-10:30Fox Tree Hill, Tanal Marsh, Mawson Lk – SOLD OUTLyle Grisedale
6:30-10:30Kootenay River Road – 1 SPOT LEFTGaelen Schnare
6:30-10:30Leach Lake – SOLD OUTGary Davidson
   
10:00-3:00Bird Kite Building/Family Bird-a-thon/Bird BINGODiscovery Centre
10:30-11:30Guided Canoe Trip – SOLD OUTDiscovery Centre
11:30-12:30Guided Canoe Trip – 9 SpotsDiscovery Centre
12:30-1:30Guided Canoe Trip – SOLD OUTDiscovery Centre
1:30-2:30Guided Canoe Trip – 13 SpotsDiscovery Centre
2:30-3:30Guided Canoe Trip – 19 SpotsDiscovery Centre
12:30-2:30Honey Tour – SOLD OUTSwan Valley Honey
12:30-2:30Dairy Tour- unlimited spots availableKootenay Meadows
1:00-3:00Craft Distillery Bus Tour – 2 SPOTS LEFTWynndel Craft Distillery
12:30-2:30Farmlands or Wetlands? Creston’s Great Duck DebateCreston Museum
12:30-2:30Basic of Bird Identification Workshop – SOLD OUTPaul Foth
3:00-5:00Botany Hike up Balancing Rock – SOLD OUTKim Asquith
3:00-5:00Botany and Birds for Kids – SOLD OUTCarley Dunham
3:00-5:00Weeds to the Rescue – 1 SpotRachel Beck at Tilia Botanicals
5:30-8:00Magpie Dinner with our “Friends of Kootenay Lake”Baillie-Grohman Winery
 Osprey and Eagle MonitoringMagpie Pasties Food Truck!
   
 
Sunday May 15
  
6:00-6:30 amCoffee and MuffinsBaillie-Grohman Winery
6:30-10:30Kayak the West Creston Channels – SOLD OUTUlrike Sliworsky
6:30-10:30Drive to Duck Lake – SOLD OUTEd and Hazel Beynon
6:30-10:30Birding-by-Bus Road Tour – CanceledBrian Baxter
6:30-10:30Fox Tree Hill, Tanal Marsh, Mawson Lk – SOLD OUTLyle Grisedale
6:30-10:30Kootenay River Road – SOLD OUTGaelen Schnare
6:30-10:30Leach Lake – SOLD OUTGary Davidson
12:00-1:30Winery Tour  – SOLD OUTBaillie-Grohman Winery
1:00-5:00Wine-DownBaillie-Grohman Winery
2:00-4:00Mandela Dot Art Workshop – SOLD OUTWendy Franz

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Box 1001
Creston, BC
V0B 1G0
crestonvalley@wildsight.ca