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23 Festival(s) Found

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


27 Aug 2016

Fifth Annual Swift Fest
Celebrate the Chimney Swifts (watch them return to their cistern home - evening). Live Music, Food, Vendors (nature-themed), children's activities. 4:30-10:00 Saturday, August 27th.

Jonestown, TX, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Chairperson
Contact Person: Mykal Latos
Phone Number: 512-971-9118
Website: http://www.swiftfest-jonestown.com/

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/

Zugunruhe Fest

15 Sep 2016 — 17 Sep 2016

As part of the Atlantic Flyway, the Lowcountry serves as a predictable thoroughfare for migrating raptors and shore birds during fall migration passage. Exploiting the Center’s strategic location, Zugunruhefest will afford numerous opportunities for observers, both novice and advanced, to experience fall migration from an exceptional vantage point.

Charleston, SC, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: The Center for Birds of Prey
Contact Person: Emily Davis
Phone Number: 8439717474
Website: http://www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org

Monterey Bay Birding Festival

23 Sep 2016 — 25 Sep 2016

The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is home to some of the best birding on the planet. Held during fall migration for the greatest opportunity to see a wealth of birds including many California Specialties. Over 250 species of birds are possible. Great land and sea birding trips, workshops, speakers, and many more activities provide a wonderful event for birders and families alike.

Watsonville, CA,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association, Inc.
Contact Person: Debbie Diersch
Phone Number: (888) 909-7829
Website: http://www.montereybaybirding.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

Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival

07 Oct 2016 — 09 Oct 2016

Based in Cape Charles, Virginia, the Festival is the perfect opportunity to experience the peak of fall bird migration and the wonders of wildlife in a pristine coastal environment. Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, experience majestic spectacles of fall bird migration on the wild and natural Eastern Shore.

Cape Charles, VA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: ES Birding & Wildlife Festival
Contact Person: Josephine Mooney
Phone Number: 757-710-9040
Website: http://ESVABirdingFestival.com

Florida Birding and Nature Festival

13 Oct 2016 — 16 Oct 2016

Focusing on birds and nature conservation, FBNF will have 25+ birding field trips, trips for butterflies, herps, native plants, 40+ workshops, nature photography, Expo. David Johnson, Global Owl Project & Carlton Ward Jr, Florida Wildlife Corridor founder will keynote. Expected birds include roseate spoonbill, wood stork, limpkin, Am oystercatcher, blk skimmer, purple gallinule, Am bittern, more

Tampa (Ruskin), FL,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Quest Ecology
Contact Person: Melanie Higgins
Phone Number: 813-642-0799
Website: http://www.floridabirdingandnaturefestival.org/

5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival

14 Oct 2016 — 16 Oct 2016

Join us for unique birding and wildflower programs at the beautiful Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida. The festival will feature acclaimed speakers, writers, birding and native plant experts and will have a host of eco-friendly opportunities for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. From novice to expert the festival offers something for everyone.

Leesburg, FL,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Lake County Economic Dev. & Tourism Division
Contact Person: Yvonne Powers
Phone Number: 352-742-3918
Website: http://www.wingsandwildflowers.com

HawkFest 2016

14 Oct 2016 — 15 Oct 2016

Hawkwatching along Lake Michigan at a new, exciting site noted for good numbers of raptors, at the peak of raptor diversity. Lectures on raptors, photography, local birding, bird rehab, and more Friday night and Saturday. Family-friendly education stations and live raptors on site. Field trips Saturday and Sunday morning to local sites.

Highland Park, IL, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Lake Forest College
Contact Person: Jeff Sundberg
Phone Number: 8477355139
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyhawkfest/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Wings Over Water

18 Oct 2016 — 23 Oct 2016

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is comprised of dozens of birding, paddling, photography, art and natural history trips, tours and programs. The Wings Over Water region is part of the Atlantic Flyway, in which over 400 bird species live or migrate. The area is also home to a variety of reptiles and amphibians, black bear, river otter, alligators and the endangered red wolf.

Manteo, NC, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society
Contact Person: Steve Brumfield
Phone Number: 252-216-9464
Website: http://www.wingsoverwater.org

ndian River Birding & Bird and Nature Art Show

21 Oct 2016 — 23 Oct 2016

9-10 Tours and lectures focusing on the Indian River Lagoon. Coupled with a Plein Air paint out and Bird and Nature Art show all at Environmental Learning Center as a partner to Pelican Island Preservation Society the friends group to the very first refuge in the Nation.

Vero Beach, FL, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Pelican Island Preservation Society/Indian River Birding & Bird and Nature art show
Contact Person: Debbie Avery
Phone Number: 7724946306
Website: http://www.firstrefuge.org

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

Festival of the Cranes

15 Nov 2016 — 20 Nov 2016

Our 29th Festival of the Cranes is coming! We are considered one of the premiere birding and photography festivals in the country. More than 158 event sessions in six days at one of the best wildlife refuges in the country, Bosque del Apache NWR. American birding legend Kenn Kaufman is joining us as a tour leader. See our website for Festival event session listings. Registration starts Sept. 6th.

Socorro, NM, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Friends of the Bosque del Apache NWR
Contact Person: Michael Hanauer
Phone Number: 575-835-2448
Website: http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/

Central Valley Birding Symposium

17 Nov 2016 — 20 Nov 2016

The 20th annual Central Valley Birding Symposium in Stockton, CA, features speakers, workshops, field trips and the Birder's Market. Something for everyone!

Stockton, CA,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Central Valley Bird Club
Contact Person: Susie Nishio
Phone Number: 916-448-6302
Website: http://www.cvbsreg.org

Holiday with the Cranes

10 Dec 2016 — 11 Dec 2016

Spend a wild weekend in Galveston celebrating the island’s wintering flocks of Sandhill Cranes at Holiday with the Cranes, Dec. 10 – 11, 2016. A weekend experience like no other, it’s chock-full of indoor and outdoor nature activities, combined with the arts and ambience of historical Galveston Island!

Galveston Island, TX, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council
Contact Person: Julie Ann Brown
Phone Number: 409-789-8125
Website: http://www.GalvestonNatureTourism.org

White Pelican Celebration

06 Jan 2017 — 08 Jan 2017

White pelicans winter in Chokoloskee Bay.. Pelagic tours by 6 seat motor boat or kayak (advanced reservations required) to approach, observe & photograph . Arts & craft booths, local bluegrass, authentic Seminole foods & guided walking tours of the Island. Speaker, Dr. Tommy King, research wildlife biologist from USDA/APHIS/WS National Wildlife Research Center, MS. Local avian experts.

Chokoloskee Island, FL, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Smallwood Store
Contact Person: Lynn McMillin
Phone Number: 239 695 2989
Website: http://www.smallwoodstore.com/

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

City of Galt 10th Annual Winter Bird Festival

21 Jan 2017

Celebrating a decade of bird festivals honoring the Central Valley's migratory and resident birds.
Key note speaker David Allen Sibley, ornithologist/illustrator author of The Sibley Guide to Birds. Tours: Birding on the Delta, Birds and Beer, and our first ever tour for
Spanish speakers. As always we will offer wildlife entertainment for all ages, local food trucks & vendors

Galt, CA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: City of Galt
Contact Person: Misty Bell
Phone Number: 916-832-9713

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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/

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