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BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, October 5
(Southwest Washington)

The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem located just 20 minutes north of the Portland-metro area, and hosts hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife.  The Refuge is also the home of the annual BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival - the annual celebration of the fall migration of the Sandhill Crane.  Thousands flock to Ridgefield every year to celebrate.  Bring the family to enjoy a Sandhill Crane tour, bird language workshops, kayaking and big canoe trips on Lake River, naturalist-led hike, Chinookan clture activities, a Birder's Marketplace, bluegrass music, traditional salmon bake and more.  It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 - 7:30.  Most events are FREE.  More online at www.ridgefieldfriends.org.

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