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Birding Festivals!

by Laura Erickson
Photograph by Susan Spear

These are archived listings. For details on future events, please see our Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events page.

Saving gas while enjoying new birds

Birding can be an energy-intensive hobby, especially when we head to far-flung places to see new species. Whether we’re beginners or advanced birders, we can maximize our own satisfaction and the number of birds we see, find the best hotspots more easily, improve our skills, and enjoy time with kindred spirits at a good local birding festival. Participating in local birding festivals can help us, individually and collectively, to save at least some of the energy we’d use finding all those birds on our own .

Birding in groups at festivals and on field trips can help us see more species, have more fun, and save energy, too.

Upcoming Birding Events and Festivals


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2009

November 17 – 22, 2009
Festival of the Cranes

Bosque del Apache NWR
Socorro, New Mexico
575-835-2077, friends@sdc.org
www.festivalofthecranes.com

November 21 – 22, 2009
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festiva
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Various Locations in Fraser Valley
British Columbia, Canada
604-826-7361
Jo-Anne Chadwick, info@fraserriversafari.com
www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca

2010

January 13 – 17, 2010
Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival

Willcox, Arizona
800-200-2272
Connie Bonner, chamberacct@vtc.net
www.wingsoverwillcox.com

January 27 – February 1, 2010
13TH Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival

Titusville, Florida
321-368-5224, 321-268-0921 (fax)
Neta Harris, neta@brevardnaturealliance.org
www.nbbd.com/fly

February 6, 2010
Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest

Croton Point Park, Croton, New York
914-762-2912
Phyllis Bock, pbock@teatown.org
www.teatown.org

February 12 – 14, 2010
Winter Wings Festival

Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
541-850-0084
Todd Christian, singingbear@charter.net
www.WinterWingsFest.org

February 25 – 27, 2010
Eagle Expo

Morgan City, Louisiana
985-395-4905, 800-256-2931
Carrie Stansbury, info@cajuncoast.com
www.cajuncoast.com, http://eagles.btnep.org

March 4 – 7, 2010
San Diego Bird Festival

Marina Village Conference Center, Mission Bay
San Diego, California
619-682-7200
David Kimball, birdfest@cox.net
www.sandiegoaudubon.org

March 5 – 7, 2010
International Festival of Owls

Houston, Minnesota
507-896-HOOT (4668)
Karla Kinstler, nature@acegroup.cc
www.festivalofowls.com

April 8 – 11, 2010
Galveston FeatherFest

Galveston Island, Texas
409-392-0841
NatureTourismGalv@juno.com
www.GalvestonFeatherFest.com

April 15 – 18, 2010
Hawk Migration Association of North America Conference

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Duluth, Minnesota
218-348-2291
Julie O'Connor, joconnor@hawkridge.org
www.hawkridge.org

April 16 – 18, 2010
The Great Louisiana BirdFest

Mandeville, Louisiana
985-626-1238
Birdfest@northlakenature.org
www.northlakenature.org

April 16 – 23, 2010
Spring Birding Days on Little St. Simons Island

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
912-638-7472
Theresa Domanski, Theresa@LittleStSimonsIsland.com
www.LSSInaturalist.com

April 24, 2010
Cache River Nature Fest & Birding Blitz of Southernmost Illinoi
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Cache River Wetlands Center, Cypress, Illinois
800-248-4373, Carol Hoffman, Southernmost Illinois Tourism
Rhonda Rothrock, woodthrusheola@hotmail.com
www.cacherivernaturefest.org

April 26 – May 1, 2010
New River Birding & Nature Festiva
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New River Gorge National River
Fayetteville, West Virginia
304-574-4258
Dave Pollard, goshawk@birding-wv.com
www.birding-wv.com

May 6 – 8, 2010
Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Suffolk, Virginia
757-986-3705
Deloras Freeman, deloras_freeman@fws.gov
www.fws.gov/northeast/greatdismalswamp

May 6 – 9, 2010
18th Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Homer, Alaska
907-235-7740
Christina Whiting, shorebirdster@gmail.com
www.homeralaska.org

May 15, 2010
Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Festival

Kirtland Community College
Roscommon, Michigan
989-275-5000, ext. 266
Jim Enger, engerj@kirtland.edu
http://warbler.kirtland.edu

May 15, 2010
NJ Audubon World Series of Birding

Covers the entire state of New Jersey.
609-884-2736
Shelia Lego,birdcapemay@njaudubon.org
www.WorldSeriesofBirding.org

May 20 – 23, 2010
13th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Bird
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
800-542-3992, 218-847-9202
DLchamber@VisitDetroitLakes.com
www.VisitDetroitLakes.com/things-to-do/events/festival-of-birds

May 21 – 23, 2010
NJ Audubon Cape May Spring Weekend

Cape May, New Jersey
609-884-2736
Cape May Bird Observatory, birdcapemay@njaudubon.org
www.BirdCapeMay.org

May 21 – 23, 2010
Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Ashland, Wisconsin
800-284-9484
Mary McPhetridge, ashchamb@centurytel.net
www.birdandnaturefest.com

June 4 – 6, 2010
Montana Audubon Wings Across the Big Sky

Missoula and Surrounding Areas
406-443-3949
Kathy Martin, kmartin@mtaudubon.org
www.mtaudubon.org

September 16 – 19, 2010
Hummer/Bird Celebration

Rockport-Fulton High School Complex
Rockport, Texas
361-729-6445
Janie Ellis, tourism@1rockport.org
www.rockporthummingbird.com

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