12th Annual Wings Over Water – Waiting for Godot?

Waiting for Wings over Water (Photo by John Gargett, 2013)

Waiting for Wings over Water (Photo by John Gargett, 2013)

In the 1953 play Waiting for Godot, the two main characters wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of Godot.  Voted “the most significant English language play of the 20th century”, the two act play is, to this day, still debated and analyzed. Well not so with Wings Over Water! This is a three act play beginning March 14th, 2014.  The characters, actors and actresses for Wings Over Water will be flocking in by the thousands, with full color costumes, soaring displays of acrobatics, as well as musical songs of nature.  And unlike Waiting for Godot, you, the audience, are able to participate interactively:

Wings Over Semiahmoo Bay Photo by John Gargett, 2012

Wings Over Semiahmoo Bay
Photo by John Gargett, 2012

The Wings Over Water Birding Festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that flock to this pristine coastal area. Birding is one of America’s fastest growing outdoor activities and as an Important Birding Area (IBA) located on the Pacific Flyway, this area is one of the country’s premier bird viewing areas where you can observe a large variety of birds close at hand.  This is a great chance to see and learn about the migratory birds that visit Blaine, Semiahmoo, Birch Bay, and Drayton Harbor in the Northwest corner of Washington State.

2014 Festival date: The 2014 Festival will take place on March 14 – 16 with the all day birding expo on Saturday, March 15, 10 am – 5 pm. Location: 975 H Street, Blaine Middle School and Blaine School Performing Arts Center as well as field trips in the local area. Wings Over Water offers a daylong birding expo with many free activities. Intended for the whole family, there will be indoor and outdoor activities to mix and match according to interests (and weather) including live raptor presentations by Sardis Raptor Center, wildlife exhibits, displays, on site craft vendors, kids’ activities, including build your own bird house; bird viewing stations and more.

Waiting For WOW Photo by John Gargett, 2012

Waiting For WOW
Photo by John Gargett, 2012

For $5 you can experience a guided field trip to explore Semiahmoo Spit to learn about the birds as well as the geology of this unique area or take a wildlife cruise around Drayton Harbor on the historic Plover Ferry. Expert wildlife speakers, field trips, exhibits, arts and crafts will take place throughout the day. In the evening there will be a free presentation at the Performing Arts Center (975 H Street) by a renowned wildlife speaker. For additional information about the festival as well as lodging and area activities, please contact the Blaine Visitor Center at (360) 332-4544 or http://www.blainechamber.com/wow.  You can also visit the Wings Over Water Website by clicking here.

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