When: May 15-17 2009
The inaugural festival runs May 15-17, 2009 and includes free activities such as educational booths, exhibits and a children's area. Other free activities include live demonstrations of raptors, falconry lectures and a wildlife photography class. Some events require preregistration. Register for events by writing to the Western Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 84, Kuna, Idaho 83634 or call Dave Lyon at 208-861-9131 by May 8. Events that require preregistration include a banding expedition in Melba’s Celebration Park, Idaho’s only archeological park; a raptor-banding expedition in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area; Snake River Canyon boat tours; Wees Bar History and Birding field trip; Oregon Trail and Southwest Idaho History field trip; burrowing owl lecture and tour; a bird walk at Celebration Park and a banquet with special guest Trish Nixon from The Peregrine Fund.