Songbird Festival

Chestnut-collared longspur by Gerald Romanchuk 

Annual Songbird Festival – May 25 & 26, 2024


This local birding festival is an annual celebration of Spring Migration in the boreal forest including tours of the LSLBO, nature workshops, birding hikes, children’s activities, and of course, everyone favorite, the early bird Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, May 25 – Songbird Festival

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park.

6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Spring Migration with a morning of birding fun at the Boreal Centre.

Tours of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

Neal Knoot Pancake Breakfast plus BBQ Burgers – coffee and pancakes will be ready for the “early birds” with tasty burgers available for lunch. Donations gratefully accepted!

Morning Guided Birding Walks – Head out with some of our favourite birders and spot some of the beautiful wood warblers arriving each day during spring migration.

Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Tours departing every hour. Hop on the bus for the chance to experience the work of the researchers at the station and hopefully experience these tiny songbirds up close!

NATURE WORKSHOPS: To be announced!

FUN DROP IN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES including bird house build, crafts and family fun including Bird house and bird feeder building.

For more information, contact us at or 780-849-8240.

Sunday, May 26 – 18th Annual Bird Run/Walk(5K/10K)

Join us for this fun 5K/10K run/walk through the beautiful boreal forest trails around the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. Surrounded by the songs of birds, it is a great way to enjoy the arrival of spring! Trails are well marked with wide packed gravel and grass surfaces. This event is suitable for all ages and dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash.

The “race” kicks off at 10:00 am sharp from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation.

Cost is $10/participant and includes race refreshments plus a lovely Adopt a Bird Certificate.

Registration forms can be brought with you on the Sunday Morning with your registration fee. Just make sure to arrive no later thank 9:45 am so we have time to process your registration.

For more information, contact LSLBO at or 780-849-8240 or visit the 27th Annual Songbird Festival.