In 2021, the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival took a brief in-person hiatus (Covid-19) and went completely virtual with a choose-your-own-experience story map titled “Prairie Songs for a Feathered Heart”.
“Prairie Songs” takes you through Harney County by way of great stories – told by locals – with a fictional mystery intertwined: Magnus Sparrow, an eccentric magnate, heir to a 100-year-old lumber dynasty, and a life-long birder, has suddenly vanished. Rumors of a treasure hidden deep in Harney County have started after a mysterious note was found in his office the night of his disappearance. You have been hired by his daughter as a detective to locate the missing man and unravel his cryptic clues. Word of the treasure has leaked, and it has turned this missing person quest into a race against time.
Will you solve this mystery? Can you find Magnus and the treasure before is too late? Best of luck to you detective!! Navigate your way through the Story Map below!