When: Every 3 days, 8 a.m.
After a two-year hiatus due to Covid 19, registration opens April 9 at 8 am for the 10th annual Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival (DHWF) headquartered out of Sisters, June 2-5, 2022. DHWF participants have a choice of 14 guided tours in search of 11 targeted species of woodpeckers and 200 other different bird species. Burned areas left behind by Central Oregon’s recent forest fires attract bugs, which, in turn, attract woodpeckers. Participants have a chance to see not only common woodpeckers like Hairy and Downy but also much rarer species like White-headed, American Three-toed, and Black-backed Woodpeckers. Few places in the United States are as rich in such a variety of woodpeckers as this area of Central Oregon.