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30 Festival(s) Found

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

05 May 2016 — 08 May 2016

The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival is an event designed to celebrate the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities. The event will include educational activities for area and visiting youth and families, as well as guided hikes for all ages. Workshops, tours, and special activities will round out the four day festival.

Chesterton, IN, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Indiana Audubon Society
Contact Person: Brad Bumgardner
Phone Number: 219.926.1390
Website: http://www.indunesbirdingfestival.com

Festival of the Birds at Presque Isle

06 May 2016 — 08 May 2016

Enjoy peak songbird migration at Presque Isle State Park in PA. Keynote is David A. Sibley. Full-wknd registrants will receive the Sibley Guide.
Field trips, workshops, reception, dinner and Sibley’s keynote. A perfect choice for those seeking an intimate birding experience as the festival is limited to 150 attendees.
Learn more and register at the website

Erie, PA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Presque Isle Audubon
Contact Person: Susan Smith
Phone Number: 814-860-4091
Website: http://www.presqueisleaudubon.org/festival.html

Biggest Week in American Birding

06 May 2016 — 15 May 2016

Organized and hosted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory (Oak Harbor, Ohio), The Biggest Week In American Birding is a 10-day festival featuring some of the best birding North America has to offer. Held in May, & timed to coincide with the peak of songbird migration through NW Ohio, the festival offers workshops, guided birding trips, keynote presentations, vendors, evening socials

Oak Harbor, OH, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Contact Person: Biggest Week Team
Phone Number: 4198984070
Website: http://www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com/

Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival

11 May 2016 — 15 May 2016

Experience birding among the cultural landscapes of the Four Corners, from the high desert to the mountains. Tours, lectures, banquet with keynote speaker and silent auction. Small, personal tours led by local birding experts.

Cortez, CO, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Cortez Cultural Center
Contact Person: Diane Cherbak
Phone Number: 970-565-1151 x14
Website: http://www.utemountainmesaverdebirdingfestival.com

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

12 May 2016 — 15 May 2016

Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing festival features over 130 migratory bird species, plentiful resident seabirds, waterfowl and woodland birds. Activities include field excursions, boat trips, and science talks, all led by expert guides and naturalists. Keynote Speakers Sharon Stiteler and Kevin Karlson, with Dale Rosselet, and artist Ram Papish round out this year's line-up.

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

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

12 May 2016 — 16 May 2016

18th Great Salt Lake Bird Festival in Farmington Utah May 12-16, 2016! Keynote Speaker Julie Zickefoose- artist and author and Special Guest James Currie from Nikon’s Birding Adventure TV See the entire program at www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com

Farmington, UT,

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

Creston Valley Bird Fest

13 May 2016 — 15 May 2016

A celebration of the birds, the art, and the agriculture of the Creston Valley, located in south-eastern B.C., Canada. See resident and migrant bird species within the 7000 hectare protected wetland area,(Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area) identified as an Important Bird Area with international Ramsar status.

Creston, BC, Canada

Organization Information
Organization Name: Wildsight
Contact Person: Tanna Patterson
Phone Number: 250-428-5246
Website: http://www.crestonvalleybirds.ca

The Eleventh Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival

13 May 2016 — 15 May 2016

The festival is three days of birding, guided field trips and family activities on the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. Participants may register for all weekend events on Friday evening. Friday evening begins with music and a speaker. Saturday morning birding begins with staffed birding station on the Marsh. Sunday morning continues with guided field trips to special birding areas.

La Grande, OR, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of Ladd Marsh
Contact Person: Cathy Nowak
Phone Number: 541-963-4954
Website: http://friendsofladdmarsh.org/bird-festival-2/

Bluegrass Birding Festival & Craft Fair

14 May 2016 — 15 May 2016

Wild Birds Unlimited and Lexington Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 3rd annual Bluegrass Birding Festival & Craft Fair, May 14-15, at McConnell Springs. There will be guided bird walks, banding demonstrations, live raptor exhibits, artists & vendors selling merchandise, and many other exciting activities. Potential species include Kentucky warbler, acadian flycatcher, many other migrants.

Lexington, KY, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Bluegrass Birding Festival
Contact Person: Nic Patton
Phone Number: 859-268-0114
Website: http://www.bluegrassbirdingfestival.com/

19th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

19 May 2016 — 22 May 2016

Spring migration celebration in Minnesota's unique transition zone of tallgrass prairie, hardwood/conifer forests, and lots of lakes and wetlands! Socials, workshops, exhibitors, morning fieldtrips. Presenters: Doug Buri, Carrol Henderson, Joe Hautman, Scott Wiedensaul, Josh Stafford.
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Black-backed Woodpecker, Golden-winged Warbler and more. Online program/registration.

Detroit Lakes, MN,

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

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest

19 May 2016 — 22 May 2016

A weekend festival full of small town charm and some of the best birding in the state of Washington! Leavenworth enjoys a truly unique location nestled at the base of the cascades and serves as the backdrop for fantastic field adventures, workshops, a keynote speaker, vendors, and activities for avid birders as well as casual birders and families in search of great get-away!

Leavenworth, WA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Brook Hinton
Contact Person: Brook Hinton
Phone Number: 5033961010
Website: http://www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.com/

Cape May Spring Festival - SO.MANY.BIRDS!

19 May 2016 — 22 May 2016

The 2016 Cape May Spring Festival is all about amazing close encounters of the natural kind: Moonlight horseshoe crab walks, banding demonstrations amidst thousands of shorebirds, many species of warbler in full song and their finest spring plumage, evening and lunch-time presentations by some of the greatest minds and personalities! You won't want to miss it!

Cape May, NJ, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory
Contact Person: Deb Shaw
Phone Number: 609-861-0700 x10
Website: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1813270

6th Annual South Dakota Birding Festival at Ft Randall

20 May 2016 — 22 May 2016

Join us at South Dakota's oldest birding festival for a great weekend in the South-central part of the state. Programs will include feathers, uncommon bird facts, identification of late May woodland migrants in SD, a bird banding workshop and guided field trips on the area's two National Wildlife Refuges. Our featured speaker will be Stan Tekiela, noted naturalist, photographer and author.

Pickstown, SD, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: US F&WS
Contact Person: Mike Bryant
Phone Number: 605-487-7603

Mountain Bird Festival

20 May 2016 — 22 May 2016

The award winning Mountain Bird Festival in Ashland, Oregon celebrates the natural wonders of southern Oregon and northern California. The Mountain Bird Festival offers guided bird walks, a keynote presentation, fine art galleries, local wine, microbrew and food vendors, and a feel-good community atmosphere.

Ashland , OR, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Klamath Bird Observatory
Contact Person: Marcella Rose Sciotto
Phone Number: 541-201-0866
Website: http://www.klamathbird.org/community/mountainbird

Wingding Family Fest

21 May 2016

Join Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society for a day of adventure, science, birding, and hiking! Learn about local birds, insects, and bats - their habitats and ecology.
Learn to geocache and search the trails for bird-themed treasures; Go on a winged-creatures discovery hike; Experience hands-on science; Meet birds, bats, and insects up close!

Los Altos Hills, CA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Contact Person: Jennifer Williams
Phone Number: 650-691-1200
Website: http://www.openspace.org/wingding

Huron Fringe Birding Festival

27 May 2016 — 05 Jun 2016

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.

Port Elgin, ON, Canada

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of MacGregor Point
Contact Person: Matt Cunliffe
Phone Number: 519-3762918
Website: http://www.friendsofmacgregor.org

Down East Spring Birding Festival

27 May 2016 — 30 May 2016

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.

Trescott, ME, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Cobscook Community Learning Center
Contact Person: Jeanne Guisinger
Phone Number: 207-733-2233
Website: http://www.downeastbirdfest.org

Acadia Birding Festival

02 Jun 2016 — 05 Jun 2016

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 4. Please pre-register online.

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 2016

02 Jun 2016 — 05 Jun 2016

The Yakutat Tern Festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, Alaska. The festival is family friendly and offers activities for birders as well as non-birders, including field trips, seminars, kid’s activities, evening banquets and other programs, bird banding demonstration, and cultural events.

Yakutat, AK,

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

Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival16

02 Jun 2016 — 05 Jun 2016

This is a low-key, all volunteer activity featuring the area"s 11 species of woodpeckers. On-line registration will open on April 1st on the ecaudubon.org website. Several new trips have been added and the Saturday Social will feature local author and birder Steve Shunk whose long-awaited book, Peterson Reference Guide to the Woodpeckers of North America will be available.

Sisters, OR, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: East Cascades Audubon Society
Contact Person: Ken Hashagen
Phone Number: 541-548-4641
Website: http://ecaudubon.org

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

03 Jun 2016 — 05 Jun 2016

14th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration — the longest running boreal birding festival in the Northeast. You may sign up for one or more of the scheduled events, taking advantage of our a la carte pricing. The three-day event will offer a wide variety of activities designed to appeal to both experienced and beginning birders, including all-day birding field trips.

Paul Smiths, NY, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: PSC VIC
Contact Person: Karen Potts
Phone Number: 518-327-6278

Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills

10 Jun 2016 — 12 Jun 2016

Part birding conference, part festival, Taking Flight offers first-rate speakers and workshops along with opportunities for birding in the Catskills, including the chance to see Bicknell's Thrush with Chris Rimmer.

Ashokan, NY,

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

20th Annual Hummingbird Festival

06 Aug 2016 — 07 Aug 2016

See hundreds of hummingbirds! The festival will host booths on attracting more hummingbirds, as well as butterflies, honeybees, songbirds and other backyard wildlife to your home. Hummingbird banding all weekend. Local wildlife artist gallery, native plant sale, hummingbird programs, crafts, and children's activities. $7 for ages 13 & up; $5 for ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under

Cadiz, KY, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of Land Between The Lakes and USDA Forest Service Land Between The Lakes
Contact Person: John Pollpeter
Phone Number: 270-924-2299
Website: http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/hummingbird-festival/2016-08-06/

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

11 Aug 2016 — 14 Aug 2016

In 2016, expect more opportunities to have a premier birding experience. We are expanding the number and types of field trips we offer, and broadening the capacity of our workshops. You will hear from our keynote speaker, Jeff Gordon, President of the American Birding Association, and Sheri Williamson, hummingbird expert and founder of the Southern Arizona Bird Observatory.

Tucson, AZ, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Tucson Audubon Society
Contact Person: Keith Ashley
Phone Number: 520-209-1809
Website: http://tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/festival.html

Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival

26 Aug 2016 — 28 Aug 2016

Celebrate the fall migration of Sandhill Cranes through Interior Alaska. 2016 festival Key Note speaker is past director of Rowe Sanctuary, Paul Tebble. Other activities include birding tours, nature talks, guided walks, live birds of prey, kids' activities, and more.

Fairbanks, AK, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of Creamer's Field
Contact Person: Gail Mayo
Phone Number: (907)479-2954
Website: http://www.creamersfield.org

Yampa Valley Crane Festivale

08 Sep 2016 — 11 Sep 2016

Come see the Greater Sandhill Cranes gather in the Yampa Valley in NW Colorado before migrating. This 5th annual festival features morning and sunset guided crane viewings, speakers such as Ted Floyd and Nayambayar Batbayar, a crane expert from Mongolia, bird walks, BBQ dinner at Carpenter Ranch (Nature Conservancy), childrens's activities and much more. Check it out at www.coloradocranes.org

Steamboat Springs and Hayden, CO, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition
Contact Person: Nancy Merrill
Phone Number: 970-276-1933

Puget Sound Bird Fest

09 Sep 2016 — 11 Sep 2016

This acclaimed three-day event includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults. Plan to spend the weekend in Edmonds, birding and meeting other birders, naturalists, photographers, and people engaged in fascinating bird research projects.

Edmonds, WA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: City of Edmonds
Contact Person: Jennifer Leach
Phone Number: (425)771-0227
Website: http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org/

Hawaii Island Festival of Birds

24 Sep 2016 — 25 Sep 2016

The First Annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds Sept. 24-25, 2016 launches the Hawaii Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail with expert speakers, a trade show featuring equipment to boost enjoyment of the outdoors, an art and craft fair, children's activities, photography and art workshops, and a silent auction. Field experiences with the best bird guides on the island.

Kailua-Kona, HI, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Hawaii Island Festival of Birds
Contact Person: Lisa Brochu
Phone Number: 970-219-0029
Website: http://hawaiibirdingtrails.com

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

02 Nov 2016 — 06 Nov 2016

The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has been a premier birding festival, now in its 23rd year. Field trips aboard charter buses or passenger vans with superior guides, to a variety of habitats. Seminars and social events, fantastic trade show, a big sit at the headquarters, and an Art & Writing Contest for Secondary Ed kids. We welcome all levels of birders!

Harlingen, TX,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
Contact Person: Stephanie Mahathey
Phone Number: 956-423-5565
Website: http://www.rgvbf.org

Everglades Birding Festival

12 Jan 2017 — 16 Jan 2017

Find up to 165 species such as Snail Kite, Limpkin, Short-tailed Hawk, Painted Bunting, Burrowing Owl and exotics in South Florida hotspots: Everglades, Corkscrew, Keys, STA 5, Miami on full day field trips with Expert Guides. The focus is on YOU gaining advanced skills with workshops applied in the field in small groups. Evening talks, lunch, transportation, snacks & water included. Limited to 60

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Everglades Birding Festival
Contact Person: Paddy Cunningham
Phone Number: 7542011141
Website: http://www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com

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