This is the first time in 20 years that we are celebrating the return of the birds to Homer without Betty Siegel, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in September 2021.
To honor the life and work of Betty Siegal, contemporary folk artist David Personius gifted a carved sculpture of this year's featured shorebird, the Bar-tailed Godwit, to the festival.
David uses his art to help promote the existence of birds and the conservation and preservation of the Arctic regions and habitats that are crucial to their life cycles.
He is especially grateful to Betty for introducing his son as a preschooler to all that birds have to give to us every day of our lives. Betty was a great friend to many, a guiding light of the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival and a founding board member of the Friends of Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges.
Proceeds will be added to the Betty Siegel Memorial Fund.
Winning Bidders are welcome to pick up their items at:
Alaska Maritime NWR Visitor Center (95 Sterling Hwy.) between 12pm and 4pm, on May 9, 2021.
Items not picked up during that time will be shipped via USPS to Winning Bidder with additional shipping cost. (we'll be in contact with that fee)
If alternaative arrangements need to be made, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!