This page carries links to various celebrations of our pastime and opportunities to join others of a similar bent, or to learn more about the order of animals we all love. There are many festivals and bird fairs listed below… scroll down the list for details. Please also look at your country or state page for local events - this page may not have the most up to date details of the festival.
I welcome contributions and updates for this page. When I know dates and venues of forthcoming events I will try to include those details in the link. I have included links on all the appropriate country and state pages and these are likely to be updated more frequently… let me know if any links no longer work.
Most fairs and festivals not only celebrate birds but also raise considerable sums toward their conservation; my experience is that they are very enjoyable events that are a fun way of raising cash and a good way to meet other birders or promote your club, cause or product.
The British Bird Fair has a website HERE and many local fairs and birding festivals can be found in a special section on each geographical page and this is where you should look for them, PLEASE report to Fatbirder about any forthcoming event…
Birding For All shares a stand with Fatbirder at Marquee 4 and has done so every year since 2001
ABA Directory of Birding Festivals
Details of upcoming events…
Canada - Ontario - Festival of Birds
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.
Canada - Ontario - Huron Fringe Birding Festival
22 May 2015 - 31 May 2015 - 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.
Colombia - Festival de las Aves de Medellín
En el País con mayor diversidad de especies de aves en el mundo la SAO se une a la celebración del Gran Día Mundial de la Observación de Aves...
Georgia (Europe) - Batumi Birding Festival
During this 7-day happening, you will get a unique chance to go birding during the massive migration of raptors and other birds on the East Black Sea shore. This year, we have chosen to organize the Batumi Birding Festival during the peak migration of Steppe Buzzards (over 100,000 on some days) and Eagles (flocks of 100+ including many Lesser Spotted eagles). But there is more than raptors: massive falls of waders and passerines are frequent in the coastal wetlands, and any eastern species can turn up.
India - Indian Bird Fair
The Indian Bird Fair (IBF) is held every year in the city of Jaipur (Rajasthan). It is the only event of its kind in India. Conducted on the shores of Man Sagar Lake (Jal Mahal), in the city of Jaipur, during winter when the migratory species are present, the Fair presents an opportunity for education and awareness activities that benefit the bird resource in India.
Israel - Eilat Birds Festival
15/03/2015 - 22/03/2015 - Organised by the Israel Ornithological Centre of the SPNI, the Eilat Birds Festival brings together birders from the world over for an unforgettable birding week during the peak of spring migration in southern Israel.
Mexico - Jalisco - Vallarta Bird Festival
Mission: To promote awareness, conservation and education of our tropical and migratory birds with hopes to benefit the locals and visitors from around the world...
South Africa - Gauteng - Sasol Bird Fair
The Sasol Birds and Birding Fair, the biggest of its kind in Southern Africa, attracts birding enthusiasts from all over South Africa. The annual Sasol Birds and Birding Fair will take place on the 2nd to 4th May 2009 at the Johannesburg Zoo…
Spain - Extremadura - Extremadura Birdwatching Fair
Thursday, 03rd March 2016 to Sunday, 06th March 2016 - These are provisional dates Located just 30 minutes drive from our wonderful villas, Monfrague is a mecca for ornithologists and bird specialists from around Europe and beyond. Don’t miss The Extremadura Bird Watching Fair (FIO), which runs from 27 February to 01 March 2015. Like every year, the birdwatching fair will be held in Villareal de San Carlos, in the heart of the Monfragüe National Park. There will be conferences, visits into the National Park, workshops and all kind of activities from over 70 companies and organizations that will be present at the fair. Don't miss it!
UK - Norfolk - Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair
Welcome to the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair Website - The beautiful Mannington Hall is our venue for the 2015 Norfolk Birdfair, bringing together businesses, charities and people with a love of wildlife to raise money for conservation programmes in Norfolk. This will be a yearly event hosting lectures and stands to help a raise awareness of the many Norfolk Nature reserves and open spaces.
UK - Rutland Water - British Bird Fair
The biggest International birding event… 25,000 visitors, hundreds of exhibitors, talks, demonstrations and more...
UK - Scotland - Edinburgh - Scottish Birdfair
Steadily growing celebration of nature every May near Edinburgh. The Scottish Birdfair has something for everyone – from the most dedicated birders, to garden birdwatchers and those with a more general interest in wildlife. The Scottish Birdfair is an RSPB charity fundraising event supporting Scottish Birds!
UK - Spurn Migration Festival
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016.
UK - WWT Martin Mere - North West Bird Watching Festival
The North West Bird Watching Festival is an enjoyable and informative day out and with whatever the weather brings visitors from far and wide can share a 'bird spectacular'...
USA - Alabama - Alabama Coastal BirdFest
01 Oct 2015 — 03 Oct 2015 - The 12th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest features 25+ expertly guided trips (on foot & by boat), plus speakers, dinners, seminars and more on the wild & beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast, a major stopover during fall migration. Trips and evening events require advance registration; the free Expo is a family friendly day. Full schedule available by mid-July. Registration opens in early August.
USA - Alaska - Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
USA - Alaska - Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival
May, 2016 - The Kenai Peninsula boasts pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, a fantastic wildlife refuge and, best of all, thousands of birds. This four-day festival is designed to showcase and celebrate peninsula birds for all ages and abilities. Suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced birder, the festival includes informative sessions, social gatherings and birding field excursions.
USA - Alaska - Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival
28 Aug 2015 — 30 Aug 2015 - This festival puts you in close contact with cranes as they gather brfore migration. Young birds will be seen and heard amongst the flocks numbering up to 2500. The festival includes nature walks and talks, craft and art activities, photography and workshops,talks with live birds, and outdoor picture show. This year's guest speaker is Dr. Sammy King,Whooping Crane conservationist.
USA - Alaska - Yakutat Tern Festival
28 May 2015 — 31 May 2015 - 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 an art exhibit.
USA - Arizona - Santa Cruz Nature & Heritage Festival
The Santa Cruz Nature & Heritage Festival is an annual event held in Santa Cruz County, Arizona to celebrate and enjoy the rich history, culture and natural beauty of Santa Cruz County and the adjoining state of Sonora, Mexico....
USA - Arizona - Sedona Hummingbird Festival
31 Jul 2015 — 02 Aug 2015 - The Sedona Hummingbird Festival celebrates Sedona’s peak hummingbird population in August with entertaining and educational presentations, tours of gardens and hotspots, a hummer/nature shopping mall, banding demonstrations and birding trips.
USA - Arizona - Southwest Wings Summer
29 Jul 2015 — 01 Aug 2015 - Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival is entering its 24th year in 2015. This is the premiere nature festival in Arizona, voted one of the top 5 birding and nature festivals in the country due to the abundance and variety of wildlife species as well as our educational classes which are provided free of charge to children and adults. We are the festival closest to the birds.
USA - Arizona - Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival
12 Aug 2015 — 16 Aug 2015 - We invite you to explore and enjoy the beautiful and fascinating Sonoran Desert and Sky Islands. Join the fun at our fifth annual Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival. Get to know our friendly local birding and conservation community and the dazzling array of watchable wildlife experiences accessible from Tucson! We will offer field trips, workshops, and dinners. It will be the best year yet!
USA - Arizona - Wings Over Wilcox
January - The Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival, held annually by the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, occurs during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend of January in Willcox, Arizona. The festival has many supporting affiliates, including government agencies, businesses, organizations and interested individuals.
USA - California - Galt Winter Bird Festival
February, 2016 - The City of Galt, in collaboration with the Cosumnes River Preserve and Galt Joint Union Elementary and High School Districts, is pleased to bring you the 8th Annual Winter Bird Festival. Our festival guests will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Cosumnes River Preserve and take advantage of the incredible opportunity to catch sightings of waterfowl, shorebirds and wildlife in their winter habitat. Festival headquarters provide a starting point for exclusive preserve tours, educational presentations, wildlife shows, art displays, wine walk, hometown history and hands-on activities. This is a winter wildlife celebration you'll always remember!
USA - California - Godwit Days
April 13th – 19th, 2016 - Extraordinary birding awaits you at the Annual Godwit Days, held two days each Apri (with pre- and post-festival events that extend the core dates to six days). The program consists of over 100 field trips, workshops, lectures, boat trips, a banquet, and social events.
USA - California - Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua
May 2016 - Each year a portion of the proceeds from the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua fund a small grant that supports continuing research and education connections. The grant is named in honor of Jeff Maurer, a dedicated field biologist, educator, and long-time Chautauqua presenter...
USA - California - Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Welcome to the Eleventh Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival Sept. 24-27, 2015
USA - California - San Diego Bird Festival
March 3-6, 2016 - At Marina Village Conference Center in Mission Bay. Registration begins October 1, 2015
USA - California - San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival
Join us for our 20th annual celebration of the migration through San Francisco Bay of more than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks, songbirds and other wildlife at the peak of migration. February 19-21, 2016
USA - California - Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway
With an ideal combination of mild winter weather, abundant food and rich quantities of water, the area attracts a huge wintering population of waterfowl and raptors. A local favorite among these is the majestic Snow Goose. With the estimated overall population of Snow Geese exceeding 5 million, as many as one and a half million use the Pacific Flyway. Tens of thousands of these will winter right here in our own backyard.
USA - Colorado - CFO Annual Convention
04 Jun 2015 — 07 Jun 2015 - The Colorado Field Ornithologists Annual Convention is the birding event of the year for Colorado birders. Join us in the beautiful mountain town of Salida on the Arkansas River. CFO will host a Thursday Welcome Picnic, field trips, presentation of academic papers, exhibitors, and a Saturday evening banquet at Salida's famous SteamPlant, with our special guest speaker
USA - Colorado - Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival
May 2016 - The Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival provides a popular venue for visiting southwestern Colorado during the second weekend in May...
USA - Florida - Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival
02 Oct 2015 — 04 Oct 2015 - The 4th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival will be held Oct. 2-4, 2015 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida. Join us for keynote dinners,vendors,classroom presentations, field trips to over 21 locations (birding,paddling, and wildflower hotspots), classroom presentations, Birds and Brews,wildlife shows, butterfly tent, Hook Kids on Fishing Program,and many other fun and exciting events!
USA - Florida - Big ‘O’ Birding Festival
March - Explore with Us! Big ‘O’ includes: Keynotes, Classroom Presentations, Workshops, Field & Boat trips with top birding talent plus plus other local talent.
USA - Florida - Bird Festival at Fairchild
01 Oct 2015 — 04 Oct 2015 - This year’s keynote speaker will be Kenn Kaufman. The festival begins with two days of off-site tours of South Florida bird habitats led by Tropical Audubon Society experts. The festival continues at Fairchild on Saturday and Sunday with activities for birders of all ages, including presentations by bird experts, bird walks, amateur bird photo contest and exhibit.
USA - Florida - Everglades Birding Festival
Everglades Birding Festival - January 12-16, 2017
USA - Florida - Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival
Witness the magnificence of the Florida Keys’ spectacular fall bird migration during the 16th annual Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival...
USA - Florida - Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival
January 20 - 25, 2016 - The Brevard Nature Alliance is proud to assemble a prestigious group of locally, nationally and internationally recognized scientists, biologists, photographers, ornithologists, naturalists, artists and authors. Additionally, the Brevard Nature Alliance is fortunate to continue relationships with the many sponsors, partners and volunteers who support the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. Lastly, we could not present this premier event without the variety of bird species that come to us via the Atlantic Flyway and the plethora of wildlife and plants that make their home on Florida's Space Coast.
USA - Florida - Treasure Coast Bird & Nature Art Show
April, 2016 - The Cultural Council of Indian River County & the Pelican Island Audubon Society are partnering on this mini festival with an Owl Hoot, Sunset Wine and Bird pontoon ride to Pelican Island, Blue Cypress tour on Saturday, Ranch tour, Fl. Scrub Jay tour and canoe to a rookery on the Indian River. Lectures Saturday afternoon. Bird Art show from Friday afternoon to Saturday at 5pm.
USA - Idaho - Dubois Grouse Days
April, 2016 - The small town of Dubois lies in the heart of the high sagebrush desert in Eastern Idaho. This area contains some of the best Greater Sage-Grouse habitat in Idaho. Every spring, Sage Grouse congregate on traditional breeding sites (leks). Males attract females with an incredible display. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view and photograph this amazing courtship ritual!
USA - Louisiana - Great Louisiana BirdFest
April, 2016 - Bird watchers travel from all corners of the U.S. and from other countries attend The Great Louisiana BirdFest each year to take advantage of what they consider to be one of the premier birding events in the country. Even if you are a novice birder, you should take advantage of this wonderful opportunity in your own backyard.
USA - Maine - Acadia Birding Festival
28 May 2015 — 31 May 2015 - 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, Mount Desert Island, & beyond. Don’t miss our dedicated PELAGIC SEABIRD TRIP, Sat May 30.
USA - Maine - Cape Cod Bird Festival
18 Sep 2015 — 20 Sep 2015 - The third annual Cape Cod Bird Festival will be held Sept. 18-20, 2015. Featured speakers are Dr. Miyoko Chu, author of "Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds" and Richard Crossley, award winning author of "The Crossley Id Guide" series. Field trips, workshops, a vendor marketplace and more. Registration opens early April 2015. Fall birding on Cape Cod, it's the best!
USA - Maryland - Eagle Festival
March - Join the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge as they celebrate birds of prey with live raptor programs, children’s activities including a kids’ archery range, exhibits, Eagle Prowls and more. Free for the whole family! 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call 410-901-6124
USA - Michigan - Cerulean Warbler Weekend
05 Jun 2015 — 07 Jun 2015 - The large mature forests of Barry County are a nesting site for Cerulean Warblers. Join us for this small event that will allow you the to see this bird as it busily goes about its nesting habits. Barry County is home to many types of habitats, including vast grasslands that provide nesting locations of the rarely seen Henslow's Sparrow. All this and more at Cerulean Warbler Weekend.
USA - Michigan - CraneFest
10 Oct 2015 — 11 Oct 2015 - Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Greater Sandhill Crane at this fun family event. Guided nature walks, fun activities, nature art show, and the "fly-in" of cranes coming in to roost in Big Marsh Lake.
USA - Michigan - Leelanau Peninsula Birdfest
May 2016 - 120 species scored at the 2014 event. Nesting neo-tropicals, grassland nesters. Birding-by-Ear and Birding-By-Tall Ship. Check out all of our Field Trips and plan to join us for some of the best birding in northern Michigan!
USA - Michigan - Midwest Birding Symposium
10 Sep 2015 — 13 Sep 2015 - The Friendliest Birding Festival in the World comes to Bay City, Michigan for four-days of great birding fun. Birding tours to local hotspots, programs and workshops, a vendor area with nature products and services, and the opportunity to network with hundreds of fellow enthusiasts are all contained in this great event.
USA - Michigan - Tawas Point Birding Festival
14 May 2015 — 17 May 2015 - The Tawas Point Birding Festival is held in one of the best locations in the country to take in spring warbler migration. The event offers guided birding tours, workshops, educational sessions, and nearly 200 species of birds. Join us for the 10th anniversary of the best small birding festival in the Midwest.
USA - Minnesota - Birding Bonanza Weekend
05 Jun 2015 — 07 Jun 2015 - With field trips led by seasoned guides, engaging on-site workshops, bird banding sessions, a live raptor presentation, renowned keynote speakers, delicious homemade meals and comfortable accommodations, this all-inclusive festival is birding at its best. Evening keynote speakers: Dave Benson, The World of Woodpeckers, and Jackie Fallon, The Midwest Peregrine Restoration Effort.
USA - Mississippi - Mississippi River Nature Weekend
28 Aug 2015 — 30 Aug 2015 - An exciting family festival for the outdoor adventurist, both young and seasoned. The festival is highlighted by natures Wading Bird Migration in the Mississippi Flyway. Purchase a day pass for Saturday only or stay with us all weekend. Weekend packages include lodging, food, and activities.
USA - New Mexico - Festival of the Cranes
17 Nov 2015 — 22 Nov 2015 - The 28th Annual Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is 6 days with more than 140 workshops, lectures, hikes, tours, and exhibits. Nationally recognized as a top birding and wildlife photography event, the Festival of the Cranes also offers a diversity of cultural, historical, and ecological topics to suit any interest. Registration starts Sept.1.
USA - New York - Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
05 Jun 2015 — 07 Jun 2015 - The 13th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is scheduled for 5-7 June 2015, at the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths, New York. The event features field trips to boreal birding hot spots, lectures, and more. Boreal species that participants hope to find include the Bicknell's Thrush, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, & Golden-winged Warbler.
USA - North Dakota - Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival
10 Jun 2015 — 14 Jun 2015 - Four days of amazing birdwatching at the best places for birding in the Missouri Coteau. Observe the American white pelicans at Chase Lake National Refuge, dancing sharp-tailed grouse at Arrowwood and grassland birds near Lake Juanita. Wonderfully informative and entertaining seminars offer new insights on bird identification among other topics.
USA - Oklahoma - Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival
April, 2016 - Join Oklahoma Audubon Council in northwest Oklahoma for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival, where this enigmatic species will be viewed from blinds or vans. The festival offers a trip to view Greater Prairie-Chickens at northwest Oklahoma’s Tallgrass Prairie.
USA - Oregon - Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival
18 Jun 2015 — 21 Jun 2015 - The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival takes place in Sisters, Oregon 6/18-21 and includes 14 different guided tours in search of 11 different species of woodpeckers and over 200 other bird species that have made the forests and burn areas of Central Oregon famous. The East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) sponsors the Festival. Each trip, guided by 2 volunteers and includes up to 10 fellow birders.
USA - Oregon - Mountain Bird Festival
29 May 2015 — 31 May 2015 - The festival combines a celebration of unique mountain birds along with the stewardship ethic needed to ensure thriving landscapes for humans and wildlife. Fee includes contributions to conservation programs and the Klamath Bird Observatory. Forty field trips highlight the region's specialty mountain bird species including Great Grey Owl, Calliope Hummingbird, and White Headed Woodpecker.
USA - Oregon - The Biggest Week in American Birding
08 May 2015 — 17 May 2015 - Black Swamp Bird Observatory invites you to The Biggest Week In American Birding in northwest Ohio, the Warbler Capital of the World! The Biggest Week is a 10-day festival featuring some of the best spring birding North America has to offer. The festival features workshops, guided birding activities, birding van tours, keynote speakers, and more. Great fun for birders of all skill levels.
USA - Oregon - Tualatin River Bird Festival
16 May 2015 - Celebrate migratory songbirds, wildlife and wild places at this free day long event filled with family-friendly activities.Family activities begin at 10 a.m. For complete information, please visit http://www.friendsoftualatinrefuge.org or call 503-625-5944, ext. 227.
USA - Oregon - Winter Wings Festival
February 2016 - Winter Wings Festival is one of the longest-running bird festivals in the nation. Explore the Klamath Basin, a major stop on the Pacific Flyway and host to the largest congregation of wintering bald eagles in the lower 48. Keynote presentations, Guided field trips, workshops, free family activities.
USA - Pennsylvania - Festival of the Birds at Presque Isle
May, 2016 - Uncrowded, fun and BIRDY festival at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. Wide variety of habitat and species. Desirable migrants!
USA - South Dakota - South Dakota Birding Festival at Fort Randall
USA - Texas - Balcones Songbird Festival
April - The Balcones Songbird Festival is committed to providing small group focus tours, with leaders of distinction that will provide you with a quality and fun-filled experience. This leads to sell-out tours very quickly, so please plan accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you at the Refuge!
USA - Texas - Galveston FeatherFest & Nature PhotoFest
April, 2016 - With more than 100 field trips, workshops and social events, you will have plenty to choose from at FeatherFest 2016. Don’t miss one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and one of the few with a dedicated nature photography track.
USA - Texas - Sparrowfest
February, 2016 - The ever-popular Sparrow Workshop returns to Balcones Canyonlands! Led by Sparrow Experts Byron Stone, Bill Reiner, Randy Pinkston and Jeff Patterson. Classroom sessions will be held at the Flying X Ranch with field trips to Balcones Canyonlands NWR.
USA - Texas - Whooping Crane Festival
February, 2016 - The Whooping Crane Festival is a celebration of the return of the endangered Whooping Cranes to their winter home on the Texas Gulf Coast.
USA - Texas - Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival
The last weekend of April marks the annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival held in the beautiful Texas Hill Country of Fredericksburg, Texas. “A Celebration of Natural Flight,” the festival is an opportunity for the whole family to experience the abundance of regional winged wildlife including birds, bats, butterflies and dragonflies. The program features many educational presentations by noted nature specialists, an activity area just for kids, guided field trips on the park’s nature trail and tours of the area. Visitors can enjoy the festival trade show featuring the best products geared to birding, nature and outdoor activities. Springtime is also one of the best times to visit the Texas Hill Country and the wildflower trails.
USA - Utah - Delta Snow Goose Festival
February, 2016 - Delta, Utah is privileged to be along the annual migration route of the Lesser Snow Geese on their long journey home to Canada’s Northwest Territories. Starting in early February, Snow Geese stop by to rest, pick up snacks, and ready themselves for the rest of their long journey home. We’d like to invite bird lovers to come and enjoy the sites, sounds, and fun.
USA - Utah - Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
14 May 2015 — 18 May 2015 - The 17th Great Salt Lake Bird Festival in Farmington Utah is May 14-18, 2015! Bird watching is a great family activity and Utah is the place to see birds. David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide series will be the Keynote speaker, a lead fieldtrip and present a workshop and book signing. Just think – 5 days of field trips in Utah
USA - Virginia - Eastern Shore of Virginia Birding and Wildlife Festival
09 Oct 2015 — 11 Oct 2015 - Experience spectacular Fall migration on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula at our 23rd Annual Birding Festival. Guided field trips at Kiptopeke Hawk Watch and migration hot spots for songbirds. Boat trips through the marshes and seaside bays. Pre-registration required. Keynote speaker TBA.
USA - Washington - Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival
May, 2016 - EACH SPRING, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world's greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Tens of thousands of shorebirds feed on the open mudflats in the estuary.
USA - Washington - Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
14 May 2015 — 17 May 2015 - Bike, hike, boat, and bus through spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. While birding is the heart of the weekend, activities also include wildflower walks, art and music events, and family fun and learning for birders of all ages ad experience levels. Online registration begins Monday, April 6th.
USA - Washington - Olympic Peninsula BirdFest
April, 2016 - This festival provides participants the opportunity to view a wide variety of birds normally seen on the Olympic Peninsula. Field trips are planned for Sequim Bay, Port Angeles Harbor, Ediz Hook, Dungeness Spit, the Elwha River, Salt Creek and at Neah Bay, as well as trips through wooded areas to view songbirds and locate owls in the evening. Boat trips to Protection Island are also planned.
USA - Washington - Puget Sound Bird Fest
PUGET SOUND BIRD FEST IN EDMONDS - SEPTEMBER 2016 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2016 - Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington is an annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. It is listed as one of Seattle's best events on events12.com, the web site of events currently over 12 months in major cities.
USA - Washington - Wings Over Water NW
April, 2016 - Participants in Wings Over Water NW will observe and learn about a variety of migratory birds found along the many miles of shoreline in Blaine, WA. Enjoy guided tours, expert speakers, workshops, live raptor displays, arts & crafts, kid’s birdhouse building & free prize drawings.
USA - Wisconsin - Door County Festival of Nature
USA - Wisconsin - Northwoods Birding Festival
May, 2016 - Naturally Inspiring and Enriching Lives through Meaningful Connections among Nature, People and Community.
USA - Wyoming - Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival
13 May 2015 — 17 May 2015 - Join us in Cody, Wyoming for the third annual Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival! Come and view the magnificent wildlife, birds, and natural history of northwest Wyoming's Greater Yellowstone Region through the eyes of top scientists, birders, and photographers. Dates are May 13-17, 2015, contact us today for more information regarding the festival, you don't want to miss it!