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36 Festival(s) Found

Whooping Crane Festival

23 Feb 2017 — 26 Feb 2017

Annual festival celebrating the endangered Whooping Cranes that winter in our area. Birding tours by boat and bus, renowned speakers, exhibits, nature related trade show, arts & crafts, photography workshops and more.

Location
Port Aransas, TX, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce/Tourist Bureau
Contact Person: Joan Garland
Phone Number: 3617495919
Website: http://www.whoopingcranefestival.org


Harlan White Pelican Watch

01 Mar 2017 — 15 Apr 2017

Thousands of American White Pelicans stop at the Harlan County Reservoir in south-central Nebraska to feed before continuing their northern migration. They can be seen from shorelines, marinas, campgrounds, etc. with no fee. Free birding boat tours are offered to out of town visitors in late March and early April; must have advance reservation.

Location
Republican City, NE,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Harlan County Tourism Office
Contact Person: Pat Underwood
Phone Number: 800-762-5498
Website: http://harlantourism.org


Monte Vista Crane Festival

10 Mar 2017 — 12 Mar 2017

The 34th annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will occur March 10-12, 2017. Every year, like clockwork, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Colorado’s scenic San Luis Valley for a six-week stopover to rest and refuel before continuing their northward spring migration. The town of Monte Vista and the Friends of the San Luis Valley Refuges, host the festival. Tours, speakers and movies.

Location
Monte Vista, CO, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Monte Vista Crane Festival Committee
Contact Person: Deb Callahan
Phone Number: 7195887007
Website: http://www.mvcranefest.org


Galveston FeatherFest

06 Apr 2017 — 09 Apr 2017

Galveston is one of the top locations in the country for birding because it hosts a wide variety of habitats in a small geographical area where some 300 species make their permanent or temporary home throughout the year. Mark your calendar now to attend FeatherFest, the largest birding festival on the Upper Texas Coast, and the only one with a dedicated photography track.

Location
Galveston Island, TX, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council
Contact Person: Julie Ann Brown
Phone Number: 832-459-5533
Website: http://www.GavlestonFeatherFest.com


Olympic Birdfest 2017

07 Apr 2017 — 09 Apr 2017

Olympic Birdfest 2017: Discover birds of coastal Pacific Northwest. Guided field trips, gala banquet; speaker: noted nature photographer Bonnie Block. Contact: www.olympicbirdfest.org. Pre-festival cruise in Straight of Juan de Fuca. Post-festival trip to Neah Bay, coastal WA. The festival with the most spectacular setting!

Location
Sequim, WA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society
Contact Person: Vanessa Fuller
Phone Number: 360-681-4076
Website: http://www.olympicbirdfest.org


Lek Treks & More: The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival

12 Apr 2017 — 19 Apr 2017

Join us in northwest Oklahoma for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival featuring keynote speaker Sheri Williamson. You can view the chickens from blinds or vans. We also offer a trip to view Greater-Prairie-Chickens at northeast Oklahoma’s Tallgrass Prairie. Get both species of prairie-chickens in one trip! We also feature special packages for photographers with dedicated blinds, and workshops

Location
Woodward, OK, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Oklahoma Audubon Council
Contact Person: John Kennington
Phone Number: 918-809-6325
Website: http://www.lektreks.org


Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

19 Apr 2017 — 25 Apr 2017

Held at the peak of spring migration, Godwit Days offers around 100 field trips with expert local guides to see thousands of shorebirds around Humboldt Bay, Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet in the redwood forest, and other North Coast specialty species. Keynote speakers this year are Bridget Stutchbury, research professor at York University, and Noah Stryker, record holder for worldwide Big Year.

Location
Arcata, CA,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Godwit Days non-profit organization
Contact Person: Gretchen OBrien
Phone Number: 707-826-7050
Website: http://www.godwitdays.org


Birding The Bay

22 Apr 2017

Day-long birding event on Florida's Forgotten Coast for birders of all levels. Professionally lead tours to focus on shorebirds, migratory birds, and woodland species. See colorful song birds on St George Island on their migratory stop over, view shorebirds in the shallow waters around St. George Island.

Location
Apalachicola, FL, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve
Contact Person: Emily Jackson
Phone Number: 850-670-7743


Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

27 Apr 2017 — 30 Apr 2017

Field trips, workshops, guided walks, exhibit hall, vendors. Registration begins February 1. $15 plus additional fees for field trips. Dead Horse Ranch State Park in central Arizona. Keynote speaker Noah Strycker. Saturday is free “Family Nature Fair” with games and activities for children and parents 10am - 2pm. Favorite field trips to local birding hot spots.

Location
Cottonwood, AZ, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Verde River Valley Nature Org
Contact Person: Barbie Hart
Phone Number: 9282822202
Website: http://www.birdyverde.org


Wings 'N' Wetlands Festival

28 Apr 2017 — 29 Apr 2017

Birdwatch two of the most important wetlands along the Central Flyway-Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge-during the peak of Spring shorebird migration in central Kansas April 28-29, 2017. Birders of all levels will enjoy exceptional guided birding fieldtrips in small groups, workshops, and socials. Information and registration at wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu or call 877-243-9268.

Location
Great Bend, KS,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Contact Person: Curtis Wolf
Phone Number: 877-243-9268
Website: http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu/wings-n-wetlands-birding-festival/


Wings Over The Hills Nature Festival

28 Apr 2017 — 30 Apr 2017

Join us as we welcome our Special Guest Dorian Anderson "Biking for Birds". Black-capped Vireos,Golden-cheeked Warblers and other Texas Hill Country special birds are a must during 3 days of field trips.Add Hummingbird Banding,Photography Workshop,Vendors,Raptor Program,Speakers and Bar-B-Q.For an outstanding Festival!

Location
Fredericksburg, TX, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center
Contact Person: Jane Crone
Phone Number: 210-912-5920
Website: http://www.wingstx.org


Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

28 Apr 2017 — 30 Apr 2017

The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is a three-day event where attendees experience one of the most ecologically significant areas along the Pacific Coast with experienced naturalists and biologists. The Festival takes place at the height of spring migration and features over 50 field events and indoor workshops. Keynote speakers include Julie Zickefoose and Paul Bannick.

Location
Point Reyes Station, CA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
Contact Person: EAC Office
Phone Number: 415-663-9312
Website: http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/


Spring Fling

29 Apr 2017 — 30 Apr 2017

Spring Fling offers excellent birding and opportunities to learn about migration and Great Lakes conservation at Michigan Audubon's annual celebration of bird migration at our program site, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

Location
Paradise, MI, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Michigan Audubon
Contact Person: Lindsay Cain
Phone Number: 517-580-7364
Website: http://wpbo.org/events/spring-fling/


New River Birding and Nature Festival

01 May 2017 — 06 May 2017

A friendly birding vacation for everyone, the week long event (half week available) features guided birding and nature excursions, world-class speakers, the finest collection of guides, tasty food, and a back-porch atmosphere unmatched by any other birding festival. We visit a wide range of Warbler nesting habitats with world class instruction. We have lots of guests who come back every year.

Location
Fayetteville , WV, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: New River Birding and Nature Festival
Contact Person: Rachel Davis
Phone Number: 3048808059
Website: http://www.birding-wv.com


Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

04 May 2017 — 07 May 2017

The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival occurs along the shores of Lake Michigan to celebrate the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents to the Indiana Dunes region. Four days of tours, programs, and special workshops take place.

Location
Chesterton, IN, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Indiana Audubon Society
Contact Person: Brad Bumgardner
Phone Number: 219-926-1390
Website: http://www.indunesbirdingfestival.com


Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

04 May 2017 — 07 May 2017

Join birders from around the world for the state's largest wildlife festival, kicking off May 4-7. Located on the beautiful shore of Kachemak Bay, the Homer Spit is one of the most accessible places for shorebird viewing in Alaska. With over 100,000 shorebirds of 25 different species migrating through in early May. Keynote J. Drew Lanham, Featured Author Paul Bannick.

Location
Homer, AK, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges
Contact Person: Robbi Mixon
Phone Number: 907-226-4631
Website: http://www.kachemakshorebird.org


Festival of the Birds at Presque Isle

05 May 2017 — 07 May 2017

Festival of the Birds showcases peak songbird migration through Presque Isle State Park in Erie PA. Desirable migrant species-no large crowds. Attendance limited to 150 attendees. Field trips and workshops. Keynote is Scott Weidensaul. Every full-weekend registrant will receive a copy of Weidensaul’s book Return To Wild America. Keynote: The Story of Project Snowstorm. Register and pay online.

Location
Erie, PA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Presque Isle Audubon
Contact Person: Susan Smith
Phone Number: 8148604091
Website: http://www.presqueisleaudubon.org/festival.html


Birds in the Hills Festival

05 May 2017 — 07 May 2017

Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, and a Wayne National Forest wetland. We will also have naturalist-led hikes at United Plant Savers through songbird habitats. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the cerulean warbler, scarlet tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds.

Location
Rutland, OH, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Rural Action
Contact Person: Becca Farley
Phone Number: 740-767-4938
Website: http://www.ruralaction.org/birdsinthehills


Vancouver Bird Week

06 May 2017 — 13 May 2017

Walks and boat trips to see west coast birds for all levels, election of Vancouver City Bird, celebrate International and World Migratory Bird day., public talks, workshops.

Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Organization Information
Organization Name: Pacific WildLife Foundation
Contact Person: Rob Butler
Phone Number: 16048318191
Website: http://www.vancouverbirdweek.ca


Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

12 May 2017 — 14 May 2017

Come bird with KEEN for 3-days during the second weekend of May and discover the natural beauty of Central Washington State!
The Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest will offer expert-led field trips, vendors, extended field trips, lectures and keynote speakers, social events and music, and a plethora of bird watching during early spring!
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Location
Ellensburg, WA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Kittitas Environmental Education Network
Contact Person: Kelly Lewis
Phone Number: 5708990289
Website: http://www.ycic.org/yakima-river-canyon-bird-fest


Wings Over Weston

13 May 2017

Wings Over Weston introduces birds, their migration, and the importance of conservation of habitat to children, the birders of tomorrow. A family-friendly event, Wings Over Weston is free to attend, with more than 30 stations of kid-friendly bird-related activities including bird banding, live bird presentations, arts and crafts, games, and education fun!

Location
Weston, MO, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Wings Over Weston is a partnership between Burroughs Audubon and Missouri State Parks
Contact Person: Christine Kline, Co-Chair
Phone Number: (816) 540-3515
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/Wings-Over-Weston-268707613208324/


20th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

18 May 2017 — 21 May 2017

David Sibley returns as the migration celebration keynote! Presentations: Ernesto Reyes-Birds of Cuba, Carrol Henderson-Oil Spill effects on Loons, Doug Buri-10 Steps to Getting Your Dream Bird. 100s of birds in bright spring plumage flock to this unique transition zone of tallgrass prairie, hardwood & conifer forests, & wetlands. Daily fieldtrips, socials, workshops. Online program & registration

Location
Detroit Lakes, MN, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Contact Person: Cleone Stewart
Phone Number: 218.847.9202
Website: http://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/events/festival-of-birds/


Tawas Point Birding Festival

18 May 2017 — 20 May 2017

Tawas Point, a beacon for migrating birds, boasts some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region. Well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. The festival includes guided bird walks at the area’s best hotspots, programs and talks about birds and nature, and, of course, the opportunity to enjoy the company of hundreds of your fellow birders.

Location
Tawas, MI, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Michigan Audubon
Contact Person: Lindsay Caib
Phone Number: 517-580-7364
Website: http://www.michiganaudubon.org


Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

18 May 2017 — 22 May 2017

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 18-22, 2017. We are looking forward to our Keynote Speaker, Noah Strycker- who set a new record in 2015 for a worldwide Big Year of birding, seeing 6,042 of the world’s estimated 10,400 bird species. Come to Utah for 5 days of field trips, workshops, and BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS.

Location
Farmington, UT,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Davis County Tourism & Events
Contact Person: Neka Roundy
Phone Number: 801-451-3286
Website: http://www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com


Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival

19 May 2017 — 21 May 2017

An ecotourism birding festival that promotes conservation and education through exploration of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado. The festival offers over 30 unique birding opportunities for experiences you'll never forget. Explore the prairies, foothills, and higher elevations for a variety of birds, each species adapted to its special habitat. Keynote speaker Bill Schmoker on Saturday night.

Location
El Paso County, CO, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: El Paso County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
Contact Person: Todd Marts
Phone Number: 719-520-6399
Website: http://www.pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org


Migratory Bird Day

20 May 2017

To celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, each year the Ornithology Center has an exciting day full of fun, FREE activities for all ages including crafts, games, hike, live raptor shows, feeder watches, and more! Keep an eye on our Facebook page (facebook.com/Ornithology.Center) for more details as we get closer to this special, once-a-year event!

Location
Indianapolis , IN, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Eagle Creek Ornithology Center
Contact Person: Jenna McElroy
Phone Number: 317-327-2473
Website: http://facebook.com/Ornithology.Center


Huron Fringe Birding Festival

26 May 2017 — 04 Jun 2017

MacGregor Point Provincial Park is located at the base of Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, a natural migration corridor. The Bruce is known for diverse and unique botany, landforms and shoreline habitats and provides an ideal backdrop for our birding festival. Guided hikes, tours, workshops & evening presentations are designed for both novice and experienced birders. Local experts are your guides.

Location
Port Elgin, ON, Canada

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of MacGregor Point
Contact Person: Matt Cunliffe
Phone Number: 5193538618
Website: http://www.huronfringebirdingfestival.ca


Down East Spring Birding Festival

26 May 2017 — 29 May 2017

Come birding "Way Down East" over Memorial Day Weekend in Maine's beautiful Cobscook Bay Area. Our great variety of habitats, from forest to marsh to ocean, are home to a great diversity of species. Bird in Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Quoddy Head State Park & more. Guided hikes and boat tours, including Machias Seal Island to see Atlantic Puffins.

Location
Trescott, ME, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Cobscook Community Learning Center
Contact Person: Avery Danforth
Phone Number: 207-733-2233
Website: http://www.cclc.me


Acadia Birding Festival

01 Jun 2017 — 04 Jun 2017

Experience the birding wonders of Maine, from boreal to ocean – warblers, puffins, and more. We offer field trips, pelagic trips, paddling trips, talks, social events, and evening presentations. Join celebrity birders and experienced guides on these adventures around Acadia National Park and beyond. Don’t miss our PELAGIC SEABIRD TRIP, Sat June 3. Please pre-register online.

Location
Bar Harbor, ME, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Acadia Birding Festival
Contact Person: Becky Marvil
Phone Number: 207-233-3694
Website: http://www.acadiabirdingfestival.com


Yakutat Tern Festival

01 Jun 2017 — 04 Jun 2017

The Yakutat Tern Festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, AK. The festival is family friendly with activities including field trips, seminars, kid’s activities, evening banquets, a 10K race, music, and art. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Julia K. Parrish, Professor of Ocean Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, and Executive Director of COASST.

Location
Yakutat, AK,

Organization Information
Organization Name: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Person: Susan Oehlers
Phone Number: (907) 784-3359
Website: http://www.yakutatternfestival.org


Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills

09 Jun 2017 — 11 Jun 2017

A weekend of workshops, presentations, and birding in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, with excellent Keynotes on both Fri. and Sat. nights. Frost Valley YMCA Camp hosts this year's event, with rustic mountain lodging and hearty meals. Bird walks and owl prowls with regional experts. Just minutes from the Slide Mtn. trailhead, we will offer an early morning hike to find BITH.

Location
Claryville, NY, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: The Catskill Center
Contact Person: Michael Drillinger
Phone Number: 845-586-2611
Website: http://catskillcenter.org/


Cerulean Warbler Weekend

10 Jun 2017 — 11 Jun 2017

The Cerulean Warbler is the fastest declining songbird in North America. Barry County is Michigan's top spot to observe this rare bird, among others including the Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrows, Red-headed and Pileated Woodpecker and more. Cerulean Warbler Weekend will feature guided birding walks throughout Southwest Michigan’s best hotspots and programs and talks by local wildlife experts

Location
Hastings, MI, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Michigan Audubon
Contact Person: Lindsay Cain
Phone Number: 517-580-7364
Website: http://www.michiganaudubon.org


Yampa Valley Crane Festival

31 Aug 2017 — 03 Sep 2017

Come visit Steamboat Springs, CO and the beautiful Yampa Valley for the 6th Yampa Valley Crane Festival. Witness hundreds of Greater Sandhill Cranes dancing and feeding in the fields. Enjoy 4 fun-filled days featuring guided crane viewings, bird walks, expert speakers, live raptors, family activities and more. Keynote speaker is George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation.

Location
Steamboat Springs & Hayden, CO, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition
Contact Person: Nancy Merrill
Phone Number: 977-276-1933
Website: http://www.coloradocranes.org


Sandhill Crane and Art Festival

14 Oct 2017 — 15 Oct 2017

The Sandhill Crane and Art Festival or CraneFest features family-friendly activities such as guided nature hikes, live animal displays, kids activities, and fine art vendors. In the evening, watch thousands of Sandhill Cranes "fly-in" to Big Marsh Lake at Michigan Audubon's Baker Sanctuary.

Location
Bellevue, MI, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Michigan Audubon
Contact Person: Lindsay Cain
Phone Number: 517-580-7364
Website: http://www.michiganaudubon.org


Azores Birdwatching Arts Festival

08 Nov 2017 — 12 Nov 2017

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean a sanctuary of birds from sea to land; Azores islands are a paradise for nature lovers and now there is the festival week dedicated to birders and cutural avids looking for something different to incite them to visit these islands of Portugal. Festival main events are in Pico island and run in English and Portuguese.

Location
Lajes do Pico, Portugal

Organization Information
Organization Name: MiratecArts
Contact Person: Terry Costa
Phone Number: (+351)963639996
Website: http://www.azoresbirdwatching.com


Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

08 Nov 2017 — 12 Nov 2017

Add the specialty birds of the Rio Grande Valley to your life list! And if you have never been down here, be prepared to be blown away!! First-timers add 30-50 birds to their list. Field trips with professional guides, workshops, seminars, great socials, big trade show, and silent auction are some of the components. Enjoy a little Tex-Mex while you are here! We are Texas friendly.

Location
Harlingen, TX, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
Contact Person: Tamie Bulow
Phone Number: 9564235565
Website: http://www.rgvbf.org


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