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404 1st St
Cordova, AK, 99574
United States


We invite you to join the mass migration of Pacific shorebirds, raptors, waterfowl and songbirds.  Their shoreside respite is framed against the pristine backdrop of coastal glaciers and mountains, the breathtaking vista that we call home.  Come armed with your binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, sketch books and pencils and leave with a heart full of memories.



Festival dates:  May 2-5, 2019!


  1. Pay your registration fee online & get your Payment Order Number from the Order Confirmation email.
  2. Fill out the Online Registration From & click Submit.
  3. Get Banded! When you get to town, check in at the Shorebird Info table at the Cordova Center and get your festival wristband.
Note: If you'd rather pay by check or over the phone, see the directions below.

online registration:

First click the "Pay Now" button to pay for your registration online and get your Payment Order Number emailed to you. Then fill out the form below, entering your Payment Order Number in the last field, and click "Register Now". If you'd rather call in your payment to (907)424-7260, you may do so during business hours. If you prefer, you can also download the registration form here and mail it along with a check to PO Box 99 Cordova, AK 99574.

Step #1

Remember to include your name on the online payment order screen!


Early Bird (Register & Pay by April 26th)

Adult (18 and over)     $100.00

Student (age 13 - 18)     $10.00

Child (age 12 and under)     FREE

Regular (Register & Pay after April 27th)

Adult (18 and over)     $125.00

Student (age 13 - 18)     $15.00

Child (age 12 and under)     FREE

Local Rates available. Call 907-424-7260.

What's Included in Festival Registration:

  • Daily Shuttle service Fri-Sun to prime shorebird viewing grounds hosted by our expert guides
  • Guided field trip to prime shorebird viewing grounds at Alaganik Slough. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CHECK BOX ON REGISTRATION FORM.
  • Entrance to Cocktail Hour Cruise on the Marine Marine Tours boat including appetizers. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CHECK BOX ON REGISTRATION FORM.
  • Entrance into Galleries: Copper River Gallery, Harbor Art & Ilanka Cultural Center (donations accepted on-location) 
  • Friday night Keynote & Speaking events
  • Shorebird 101 class
  • Children's Activities, Kids Workshops & Tour de Peeps
  • Great Cordova Birders Challenge (sign up at the Shorebird Central Festival info desk)
  • Discounts on third party events listed on schedule with (*) asterisk

What's NOT Included in Festival Registration:

  • Registration/entrance fee for third party events and workshops listed on schedule with (*) asterisk, although you do get a discount.
  • Drinks on-board Cocktail Hour Cruise.
  • Transportation to festival, and lodging during festival.

Space is limited and advanced sign up is required for both Alaganik Field Trip & Major Marine Tours Cocktail Hour Cruise. MAKE SURE TO CHECK THESE BOXES ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO BE PRE-REGISTERED FOR THESE EVENTS!


Step #2

Name *
I am a...
Address *
Phone *
I qualify for the local Cordovan rate
Must provide local Cordova address above.
If you haven't already done so, please go to to process your registration payment. The site will send you an Order Confirmation email that lists a 4-digit Order Number. Please enter that here so we can match your payment with your registration.
Pre-Registration Events
Please indicate which events you'd like to pre-register for
Major Marine Cocktail Hour Cruise
Our Cocktail Hour Cruise is currently full, but we can add you to the wait list.

All Festival Events!

Click the image to the left to check out all the events included in registration and all optional events that receive a festival registrant discount!

Where to Stay

Click the image to the left for a PDF of Cordova Chamber lodging members. For car rental and amenities visit