Oregon2020’s friends at “Friends of Ladd Marsh” are hosting their 9th annual Ladd Marsh Birding Festival this weekend, May 16-19. The 6,000 acre Ladd Marsh is located in the southwest corner of the Grande Ronde Valley, in Union County, Oregon.

The Ladd Marsh Birding Festival is the only time of year when birders have the opportunity to explore areas of the wildlife area generally closed to the public. This provides better opportunities to find great birds including geese, ducks, grebes, and shorebirds. A number of birding stations will be staffed by local birders on Saturday to assist novice birders in finding and identifying birds. Also included in the event are evening presentations, field trips and a kid’s corner.

The beautiful, 6,000 acre Ladd Marsh is located in Union County, just south of La Grande, Oregon.

This is a good precursor to the Oregon2020 Baker County Birding Blitz later this month. Birders interested in the blitz should consider visiting Ladd Marsh this weekend to get a “taste” of birding opportunities in the surrounding area! For more information on the Ladd Marsh Birding Festival, visit the Friends of Ladd Marsh website. Participation in the birding festival is free, but registration is required.