Birdfest Sponsors

Thank you for joining us for the 13th annual Birdfest in Ridgefield, Washington!

The winners of the 2012 Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest sponsored by Pro Photo Supply are:

Adult Division

First Place: Gary Davenport
Second Place: Dennis Davenport
Third Place: Chris Bidleman

Honorable Mentions

Dennis Davenport
Dotty Weber
Gary Davenport
Jim Leonard
Lynne McClure
Douglas Beall
Karl Baumgarten

Youth Division

First Place: Haley Heller
Second Place: Andrew Batson
Third Place: Margaret Karapunarly

Information about the next Birdfest will be posted here as October 2013 approaches.


About the Refuge

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides habitat to more than 200 species of birds. Established in 1965 for the protection of wintering dusky Canada geese and waterfowl and other migratory birds, the refuge offers excellent birding and heritage opportunities. In addition to our natural treasures, cultural treasures include the site of the Chinookan village of Cathlapotle visited by Lewis and Clark, two Lewis and Clark campsites (Wapato Portage and Post Office Lake) and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse. Enjoy the refuge and have a great time at BirdFest and Bluegrass.

About the Friends

The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (FRNWR) is a non-profit community group dedicated to supporting the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. We sponsor programs and activities that connect people with nature, restore important wildlife habitat and provide a living classroom to area children. We need your support as a member! Join now during our BirdFest and Bluegrass Membership Drive.

Download a membership form here or contact us:
** phone (360.887.9495)
** email (
** mail - P.O. Box 1022, Ridgefield, WA 98642