Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward launches birding festival

The event includes art and food vendors, kid activities, birding competitions, talks and boat tours

Seward will be hosting its first Seabird Festival this weekend from Friday to Sunday.

The inaugural event will include art and food vendors, kid activities, birding competitions, talks by bird experts and specific bird-watching boat tours.

Events will be held throughout town at the Alaska SeaLife Center, the K.M. Rae Building, Zudy’s Cafe, the Iditarod Memorial, the American Legion, Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and Seward Brewing Company.

Some highlight events include an onshore birding competition, a seabird salutations yoga class, an overview of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and a keynote from Scott Hatch.

Hatch, a wildlife biologist, researches that population biology and feeding ecology of North Pacific seabirds.

For more information visit alaskasealife.org/sewardseabird.

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