We regret to inform you that we are canceling the 2021 Wings Over Willapa Festival. This decision was not made lightly.  As the Covid-19 case numbers rise in the county and across the country, and as our hospitals reach capacity, our concern for the health and safety of our participants, our volunteers and our community left us with little choice. Registrants have been informed regarding return of fees.

The good news is that will still hold our online auction which will be open for bidding between September 18th and 24th.  Our auction items include beautiful art, gifts baskets, certificates for lodging, food, trips and goods.  We also have delightful pottery, wood carvings, glass fishing floats and so much more. You may preview the auction offerings at http://fundraiser.bid/wingsoverwillapa. Bidding opens September 18th and ends at 4pm on September 24th.










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!


COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged prior to participation in our festival. We will be following all current federal, state and local COVID guidelines including wearing masks and maintaining social distance during the festival.


2021 Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made through September 17th will be refunded with a maximum $15 cancellation fee. Cancellations beginning September 18th will not be refunded. If weather, or other conditions, require us to cancel an activity or event, we will fully refund the fee for the event.

We are monitoring the community spread of Covid–19 using the CDC Covid data tracker. We will follow the current COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations. If cancellation of the festival is required due to COVID-19 risk you will receive a full refund, with the opportunity to donate your fees to the refuge projects if you prefer.

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