Banquet + Keynote Speaker


Saturday, April 15  No-host bar and social, 5 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m.

Chicken cordon bleu

Vegetarian / vegan options also available (menu TBD) 

120 in stock


Silent auction throughout

  • HDP entrepreneur basket
  • OYA product(s)
  • BHS Woodshop product(s) – Owl Box?
  • Crane Metal Fabrication / Woodshop 
    • Maybe suggest something bird or birding related, but no limits!

Location: Burns Elks Lodge, 118 N Broadway, Burns, OR 97720

Description: Join us for a fun, relaxing, social event of conversation and education. Share stories of your weekend with other festival goers and hear from keynote speaker Rebecca Heismen: “Flight paths: Untold Stories from the History of Bird Migration Research”

Heisman, author of the recent popular science book “Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration,” will talk about how her book came to be, share some of her favorite stories of forgotten and eccentric innovators in the history of bird migration research, and discuss the concept of “migratory connectivity” and how getting to an incredible level of detail in our understanding of the lives of migratory birds may be a key part of saving them in a changing world.

Cost: $60 / per person (includes dinner and presentation); 120 people for dinner – NO tickets for presentation only