ABA Birding Festivals

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46 Festival(s) Found

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.

Republican City, NE,

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

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!

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

Great Louisiana Birdfest

07 Apr 2017 — 09 Apr 2017

The 21st annual Great Louisiana BirdFest, will be held April 7-9, 2017. For the past 20 years, the Northlake Nature Center has sponsored the Great Louisiana BirdFest during the spring migration. This is the time when numerous migrant bird species come from Mexico and South America across the Gulf of Mexico and pass through south Louisiana on their way to their summer territories.

Mandeville, LA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Northlake Nature Center
Contact Person: Rue McNeill
Phone Number: 9856261238

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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/

Tara Wildlife Spring Birding Weekend

28 Apr 2017 — 30 Apr 2017

Experience the spring migration of songbirds along the Mississippi Flyway with both casual birding and organized birding tours led by seasoned birders. With programs, social events, open-air bus tours, and great bird watching opportunities. Day passes and weekend packages available.

Vicksburg, MS, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Tara Wildlife
Contact Person: Mark Bowen
Phone Number: 601-279-4261
Website: http://www.tarawildlife.com/tara-spring-birding-weekend-2017/

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.

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/

Feathers Over Freeport: A Birdwatching Weekend

29 Apr 2017 — 30 Apr 2017

This festival is a family-oriented weekend of events geared to introduce people to bird watching at Bradbury Mountain and Wolfe's Neck Woods State Parks. Events include the Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch and hawk ID workshop (co-sponsored by Freeport Wild Bird Supply and Leica Sport Optics), birdwalks, live raptor show, kids' events, natural history walks, and a wildlife sketching workshop.

Freeport, ME, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Contact Person: Andy Hutchinson
Phone Number: 207-865-4465
Website: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/activities/feathers_over_freeport.shtml

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rutland, OH, US

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

7th Annual South Dakota Birding Festival at Ft Randall

05 May 2017 — 07 May 2017

Join us at South Dakota's oldest birding festival for a great weekend in the South-central part of the state. Programs will include eBird, geolocators, Sandhill Crane migration, Junior Birder, a bird banding workshop and guided field trips on the area's two National Wildlife Refuges: Lake Andes and Karl E. Mundt. Our keynote speaker will be Bill Taddicken, director of the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary.

Pickstown, SD, US

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

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.

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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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!

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/

Front Range Birding Company Open House EXPO

13 May 2017

The Front Range Birding Company celebrates International Migratory Bird Day on May 18 this year. A full day of fun and events will take place at the Sagewood II Shopping Center, 10107 West San Juan Way, Suite 110 Littleton, CO 80127 (near the NW corner of Kipling and C-470 beside Texas Road House) from 9 am till 5 pm. The raptor conservation group, HawkQuest, is a featured attraction from 11 to 5.

Littleton, CO, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: The Front Range Birding Company
Contact Person: Tom Bush
Phone Number: 3039792473
Website: http://frontrangebirding.com

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

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.

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.

Farmington, UT,

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

Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival

18 May 2017 — 20 May 2017

Three days of birding and nature activities on Wisconsin's south shore of Lake Superior at the peak of spring migration. There are over 100 field trips and programs to choose from. The keynote speaker will be Matt Reetz, Executive Director of Madison Audubon.

Ashland, WI, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact Person: Mary McPhetridge
Phone Number: 7156822500
Website: http://www.birdandnaturefest.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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Festival

01 Jun 2017 — 04 Jun 2017

This is a field intensive festival with an emphasis on finding all 11 species of woodpeckers found within 20 miles of Sisters, Oregon. There is a no host dinner on Saturday night with information about the day's events and some entertainment. Close to 200 species seen the last two years. White-headed WP, Black-backed WP, 3 sapsuckers, owl prowl, and many passerines. Come join us.

Sisters, OR, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: East Cascades Audubon Society
Contact Person: Sherrie Pierce
Phone Number: 541-480-1571
Website: http://www.ecaudubon.org/dean-hale-woodpecker-festival

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.

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

Hastings, MI, US

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

Grebe Festival

18 Aug 2017 — 20 Aug 2017

Lake Almanor is the place to be the August 18-20 as we celebrate the “dancing” grebes at the Grebe Festival in Chester, CA. View colonies of grebes nesting on the lake, witness their incredible “rushing” displays, and watch hatchlings climb aboard their parents’ backs by boat or on shore. Explore the area's biodiversity and culture in the Almanor basin and Lassen National Forest.

Chester, CA, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Plumas Audubon Society
Contact Person: Sophie Kissin
Phone Number: 530-283-9307
Website: http://www.plumasaudubon.org/grebe-festival

Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration

24 Aug 2017 — 27 Aug 2017

In the heart of the Texas’ Chihuahuan Desert Sky Islands, Fort Davis at its elevation of 5,050 feet is known as the Hummingbird Capital of Texas! The celebration will feature hummingbird viewing field trips, banding demonstrations and programs led by birding experts. Four filled days. Register at www.fortdavis.com beginning May 1.

Fort Davis, TX, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce
Contact Person: Melissa Henderson
Phone Number: 432-426-3015
Website: http://www.fortdavis.com

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.

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

Birding Festival of the Keys

21 Sep 2017 — 25 Sep 2017

Florida Keys during Hawk and Fall Migration provides top birding. Featuring boat trips: pelagics to Dry Tortugas, Marathon Hump; sunset tours to Boot Key-Hawk roost, and kayak- seabirds. Van trips, Keys Specialties Workshops and hikes, evening programs, bird hikes to state parks and Florida Hawk Watch. Mag. Frigatebird, Black-whiskered Vireo, Reddish Egret, Brown Booby, shorebirds, warblers, more

Marathon, FL, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Birding Adventures
Contact Person: Paddy Cunningham
Phone Number: 7542011141
Website: http://www.birdingfestivalofthekeys.com

Florida Birding and Nature Festival

13 Oct 2017 — 15 Oct 2017

Focused on birds and conservation, will feature birding, insect and herp field trips, workshops on identification and conservation, nature photography, and Expo. Buddy Powell, noted manatee expert will keynote one night. Expected birds include roseate spoonbills, wood storks, limpkins, anhingas, Am oystercatchers, skimmers, Am bitterns, reddish egrets, purple gallinules, fall warblers, vireos.

Tampa (Ruskin), FL,

Organization Information
Organization Name: Tampa Audubon Society
Contact Person: Mary Keith
Phone Number: 813-767-5863
Website: http://fbnfestival.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.

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.

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.

Harlingen, TX, US

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

Everglades Birding Festival

11 Jan 2018 — 15 Jan 2018

Explore the Everglades ecosystem while searching for 150 plus species such as Snail Kite, Painted Bunting, Limpkin, Short-tailed Hawk, Red-whiskered Bulbul,and more. Full day field trips to E.N.P.,Corkscrew, Keys, STA 5, and South Florida Hotspots with lunch.
A focus on gaining advanced birding skills with mini-workshops, small groups and expert guides. Keynotes, Dinners and Evening Programs

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US

Organization Information
Organization Name: Birding Adventures
Contact Person: Paddy Cunningham
Phone Number: 754-201-1141
Website: http://www.evergladesbirdingfestival.cm

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