The annual Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival, sponsored by the East Cascades Audubon Society, will be held June 1-4, 2017 in Sisters, Oregon. Although registration does not open until 8:00 a.m. on April 1, you can check out the website and the details about field trips any time now. Local volunteers lead the trips, assisted by some very good birders from around the state. There are field trips ranging from half a day to 2 days in length, something for everyone. Any profits go toward programs offered by ECAS, including education, programs for children, bird surveys, etc. The trips do fill quickly once registration opens on April 1.