Join us for our Kids and Families events at Wings Over Willapa 2021!

Nature Play Day

Our ever-popular Nature Play Day activities are back, with bird box building and other fun nature crafts so kids can learn and explore through their own creativity. Nature Play Day will be held at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach, WA and is open to the public. 

Find out more about Nature Play Day here!

Go Birding With Rowan! Young Birders’ Field Trip

We’re also pleased to announce a new tour especially for kids led by birder Rowan Young-McMurchie! Sign up for the tour here!

From a very young age Rowan has been identifying, drawing, and painting birds, before even learning to write! This young “birding prodigy” reached new heights when he began birding with the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society at age 6. Rowan continues to bird extensively in Washington, Oregon, and Southern California under the wing of experienced birders.

Rowan’s passion is not only identifying birds but also in the art of birding. Rowan placed 2nd in the WA State Federal Duck Stamp Competition, and the 2020 American Birding Association (ABA) Young Birder of the Year mentor program. He also placed 2nd nationally for his age group in bird illustration and field notebook, and 3rd for bird photography. Most recently, Rowan has shared his knowledge of birds presenting Decoding Genomic Variation in North American Vermivores Complex for his 7th grade science project.

Learn about Rowan’s trips around the world and basic birding techniques to start your own birding hobby! Sign up for the tour here!

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