Wings Over Willapa Festival

This annual birding and nature festival is a celebration of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge’s many species and diverse habitats. We’ll have an amazing array of tours, workshops and other events happening all around the Long Beach Peninsula and Willapa Bay.

Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting acquainted with the great outdoors, nature lovers of all ages are sure to find plenty to do. We look forward to seeing you!

We’ll be returning for Wings Over Willapa on September 23-25, 2022–we invite you to join us! The current event listings are samples of Wings Over Willapa 2021 tours, classes, and art workshops, as well as our family-friendly Nature Play Day. Please feel free to explore them while we prepare for our 2022 offerings. 

Begin perusing events now:



Get your boots on the ground or float on the water and explore Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and other natural areas with expert guides.


Learn about birding, wildlife, and ecology around Willapa from a variety of experts, with a little something for everyone

Online Auction

We will be having an online silent auction featuring art, gift certificates, and other great items! Details forthcoming.

Artist Workshops

Express your creative side in a series of nature-themed hands-on art workshops, and craft your own memento to take home.

Kids & Families

Activities abound for kids of all ages but we’ve picked those that are particularly suited for kids and families and made you a list.


We are grateful to this year’s sponsors who help bring Wings Over Willapa to our community. Are you interested in sponsorship? Get Info

2021 Schedule

2021 Map

2019 Birding List pdf download

Connecting people with birds, art, and nature in celebration of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge