The Harney County Migratory Bird Festival was first held in 1981 to celebrate the large annual migration of birds passing through Harney Basin on the Pacific Flyway. Harney Basin is one of the three most important areas left in the western United States for spring migratory birds stopping on their way north. Over 300 species of birds use the refuge throughout each year, making Harney Basin a bird watcher's paradise. They continue to celebrate the migratory birds' return each year with guided tours led by experts, workshops, and fun activities for both youth and adults. This year's guest speaker is David Moen who works with the Nez Perce Tribes Wildlife Division to assess the potential for re-establishing a California condor population in Hells Canyon Eco-region. The festival will be held from April 5 - 8 in Burns. Visit www.migratorybirdfestival.com.