The Delta is for the birds, literally. Swans, geese, ducks, shorebirds, and bald eagle are all temporary or permanent inhabitants of the area. The Delta is an integral part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, which brings together organizations to recognize and protect critical shorebird habitat. Bird-lovers will have a hard time beating the spectacular gathering of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds during their annual migration. Every spring during early May, as many as 5 million birds stop off on the shores of Prince William Sound to rest and feed. The Delta’s tidal flats shimmer with the activity of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds, and hundreds of camera-toting humans watching. As many as five million shorebirds rest and feed here during the spring migration. The Shorebird Festival is an ideal opportunity for bird-watchers to be part of this epic migration. The unique bird watching isn’t the only reason to come, though: there are also activities, workshops, and community events like art openings.