Washington Brant Foundation


In The News

March 2009
Washington Brant Foundation Scholarship Program Announced
the Washington Brant Foundation is pleased and excited to announce the offering of the David Hagerbaumer Scholarship to students pursuing careers in wildlife management and conservation focused on Waterfowl.

Two $1,000 scholarships may be awarded to two qualified applicants, paid directly to the student to be used for tuition, books, or fees for the college of their choice. For complete details, click here.

February 2008
Judging Again!

Ben Welton is heading back to The Ward Brothers World Decoy Competition as a judge. This is a very big honor since there are only a handful of judges selected each year for this competition. This event takes place April 25th, 26th & 27th, 2008, and is the most prestigious competition of contemporary wildfowl art which includes judging, benefit auction, classes, seminars, demonstrations, children’s activities and includes over 150 exhibitors. Ben and Jason Otto will also be presenting a seminar telling people what the Washington Brant Foundation is all about and ongoing projects the foundation is currently working on. More information on the competition can be found at http://www.wardmuseum.org/worlds.asp

Birders of a feather flock to Washington festivals
and viewing sites

By Diane Brooks
Times Snohomish County bureau

Whether it’s thousands of shorebirds rising and twisting in perfect sync above the Grays Harbor mudflats or a lone Eurasian thrush lost in an Olympia subdivision, the same chorus of hushed human voices fills the air. <Read The Article Now>

Annual Bird Festival Scheduled for March 31st
March 15, 2007
The Northern Light Newspaper
The 5th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 in a new location.New venues include something for the entire family with free kid’s games and activities, as well as art and craft vendors on Peace Portal Drive. The festival will showcase Blaine’s scenic harbor along with the area’s unique wildlife habitats setting the perfect stage for people to relax and enjoy the area’s natural resources while having fun. <Read The Article Now>

Wings Over Water Bird Festival Flying Back
March 9, 2006
The Northern Light Newspaper
By Tara Nelson

For Maynard Axelson, the Wings Over Water birding festival is about more than just watching birds.
Axelson, whose non-profit organization the Washington Brant Foundation founded the festival four years ago, sees the event as an opportunity to educate people about his favorite bird – the Pacific Black Brant, a small sea goose with distinctive black and white markings. <Read The Article Now>

Wings Over Water Returns for 3rd Year
March 17, 2005
The Northern Light Newspaper

Ruth Lauman & Joe Meche
Come and join the celebration at this year’s third annual “Wings over Water” Northwest Birding Festival, April 2-3, in one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier bird viewing areas. Originally known as the Washington Brant Festival, this year’s festival takes on a new look and a new name focusing on the thousands of brant geese and other birds that visit these pristine shores on their annual migration. <Read The Article Now>