Birding Festivals and Events

September 1, 2020

Upcoming Bird Festivals and Events

A great way to enjoy bird watching is by going to festivals—they’re organized to get you to great birding spots at a great time of year, and they’re a great way to meet people. Experts and locals help you see more birds, and you’ll meet other visitors who share your hobby. While you’re there, keep an eye out for Cornell Lab representatives, as we do attend several festivals each year.

To list your festival on this page, please contact our advertising manager:
Susanna Lawson
phone: 434-983-1771
fax: 434-983-1772
svl22@cornell.edu

Festivals by Location

See the map and listings, below, for upcoming festivals.

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Virtual Bird Camp

September 14 - October 30

Environment for the Americas
5171 Eldorado Springs Drive, Suite N
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

$80

Virtual Migration Celebration 2020

September 14 - September 26

https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/visit/migration-celebration-2020/

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States

Virtual 32nd Annual Rockport-Fulton HummerBird Celebration

September 17 - September 20

https://www.rockport-fulton.org/HB

Rockport-Fulton High School
1801 Omohundro St.
Rockport, TX United States

Virtual Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza

September 19 - September 26

https://www.gcbo.org/connect/xtreme-hummingbird-xtravaganza/

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
299 Hwy 332 West
Lake Jackson, TX 77566 United States

Bird Week Celebration

September 19 - September 26

https://houstonaudubon.org/birdweek

Houston Audubon
440 Wilchester Boulevard
Houston, TX 77079 United States

Virtual Wings Over Willapa Festival

September 24 - September 27

https://wingsoverwillapa.org/

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
3888 US-101
Ilwaco, WA 98624 United States

Cancelled Monterey Bay Birding Festival

October 2 - October 4

https://montereybaybirdingfestival.org

Watsonville Civic Center
275 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States

Sagres Birdingwatching Festival

October 2 - October 5

https://www.myguidealgarve.com/events/birdwatching-festival-sagres

Beliche Fortress
Cape St. Vincent, Sagres Portugal

Virtual 5th Hawai’i Island Festival of Birds

October 15 - October 19

http://birdfesthawaii.org/

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
53-324 Lighthouse Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI United States

Free

Cancelled Cape May Fall Festival

October 15 - October 18

https://njaudubon.org/nja-events/cape-may-fall-festival/

Grand Hotel of Cape May
1045 Beach Ave
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States

Virtual Winter Raptor Fest 2020

October 18 - November 30

https://winterraptorfest.com

Washington County Fairgrounds
293 Old Schuylerville Road
Greenwich, NY 12834 United States

Cancelled? – Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

October 20, 2020 - October 25, 2021

http://www.wingsoverwater.org/

National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center
100 Conservation way
Manteo, NC 27954

Fall Migration Celebration

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

http://birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu

W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
12801-12999 E C Ave
Augusta, MI United States

Black-necked Crane Festival

November 11

https://www.bhutan.travel/events/black-necked-crane-festival

Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha, Bhutan
Gangtey Monastery
Wangduephodrang, Wangdue Phodrang Bhutan

Bhutan Bird Festival

November 11 - November 13

http://www.zhemgang.gov.bt/tourism/bhutan-bird-festival

Tingtibi, Zhemgang Dzongkhag, Bhutan
Bhutan
Tingtibi, Zhemgang Dzongkhag Bhutan

California Swan Festival

November 13 - November 15

https://www.yubasutterchamber.com/swan-festival.html

Feather River Academy
1895 Lassen Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95993 United States

Cancelled 33rd Festival of the Cranes

November 18 - November 21

http://www.friendsofbosquedelapache.org/festival-of-the-cranes.aspx

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge,
1001 Hwy 1
San Antonio, NM 87832 United States

Waterfowl Weekend at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

November 26 - November 29

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/Events.html

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
8231 Beach Road
Chincoteague, VA 23336 United States

32nd Annual “Ding” Darling Days

December 1

https://www.dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/ding-darling-days

J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel Island, FL United States

Holiday with the Cranes

December 12 - December 13

https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/

Holiday with the Cranes

25th Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

January 14, 2021 - January 18, 2021

http://morrobaybirdfestival.org/

Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay, CA United States

Everglades Birding Festival

January 14, 2021 - January 18, 2021

http://www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com/

Holiday Inn Express
2450 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33324 United States

Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival

January 14, 2021 - January 17, 2021

http://wingsoverwillcox.com

Willcox Community Center
312 W. Stewart Street
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States

Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival

January 15, 2021 - January 17, 2021

https://yumabirdnaturehistoryfestival.com/

Yuma Landing Bar & Grill
195 South 4th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States

30th Annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival

January 16, 2021 - January 17, 2021

https://www.tn.gov/twra/wildlife/birds/sandhill-crane-festival.html

Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center
5623 TN-60
Birchwood, TN 37308 United States

26th Rains County Eagle Fest

January 16, 2021

https://www.emorytx.com/eagle-fest

Rains County Fairgrounds
Highway 69 and Highway 19
Emory, TX 75440 United States

North Shore Birding Festival

January 21, 2021 - January 25, 2021

http://www.orangeaudubonfl.org/festival/

McDonald Canal Pavilion
24600 CR 448A
Mount Dora, FL 32757 United States

Cancelled – 22nd Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway

January 27, 2021 - January 31, 2021

http://www.snowgoosefestival.org

Chico, California
1110 W. East Ave
Chico, CA United States

19th Annual High Plains Snow Goose

February 4, 2021 - February 7, 2021

https://highplainssnowgoose.com/

Lamar, Colorado
109 East Beech Street
Lamar, CO United States

Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

February 6, 2021

https://www.teatown.org/events/eaglefest/

Croton Point Park
1 Croton Point Ave
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States

Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival

February 6, 2021

http://www.explorecumberlandnj.com

Mauricetown Firehall
9544 Noble Street
Mauricetown, NJ 08329 United States

9th Laredo Birding Festival

February 10, 2021 - February 13, 2021

http://www.laredobirdingfestival.org/

La Posada Hotel
5928, 1000 Zaragoza St
Laredo, TX 78040 United States

Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival

February 12, 2021 - February 14, 2021

http://www.saxzimbirdingfestival.com/

Meadowlands Community Center
7758 Western Avenue
Meadowlands, MN 55765 United States

California Duck Days

February 20, 2021

http://yolobasin.org/californiaduckdays/

Yolo Basin Foundation
5211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road)
Davis, CA 95618 United States

Virtual/Hybrid San Diego Bird Festival

February 25, 2021 - February 28, 2021

http://www.sandiegoaudubon.org/events/bird-festival

Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

25th Annual Whooping Crane Festival

February 25, 2021 - February 28, 2021

http://www.whoopingcranefestival.org

Port Aransas, Texas
710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX United States

Crane Season

March 6, 2021 - April 11, 2021

https://rowe.audubon.org/crane-viewing

Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
44450 Elm Island Road
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Cape Ann Winter Birding Boat Trip

March 6, 2021

http://capeannchamber.com

7 Seas Wharf
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 1930 United States

5th Annual Matagorda Bay Birdfest

March 19, 2021 - March 21, 2021

http://matagordabaybirdfest.org/

Palacios, Texas
901 2nd Street
Palacios, TX 77465 United States

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

March 19, 2021

http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com/

Blaine Middle School
975 H Street
Blaine, WA 98230 United States

Olympic Birdfest

April 15, 2021 - April 18, 2021

http://www.olympicbirdfest.org

Dungeness River Audubon Center
2151 W. Hendrickson Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382 United States

19th Annual Galveston FeatherFest Birding & Nature Photography Festival

April 15, 2021 - April 18, 2021

https://www.galvestonfeatherfest.com/

FeatherFest Headquarters
4700 Broadway
Galveston Island, TX 77551 United States

11th Pannonian BirdExperience

April 17, 2021 - April 25, 2021

http://www.birdexperience.org/

Nationalpark Neusiedler See
Hauswiese
7142 Illmitz, Österreich Austria

Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival

April 23, 2021 - April 24, 2021

http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu/wings-n-wetlands-birding-festival/

Kansas Wetlands Education Center
592 NE K 156 Hwy
Great Bend, KS 67530 United States

New River Birding & Nature Festival

April 26, 2021 - May 1, 2021

https://birding-wv.com/

Opossum Creek Retreat
WV United States

Tofino Shorebird Festival

April 30, 2021 - May 2, 2021

https://raincoasteducation.org/what-we-do/events/tofino-shorebird-festival/

Tofino Botanical Gardens
1084 Pacific Rim Hwy
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada

The Biggest Week in American Birding

May 7, 2021 - May 16, 2021

http://www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com

Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center
1750 State Park Road #2
Oregon, OH 43616 United States

Land Between the Lakes World Migratory Bird Day

May 9, 2021

https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/

Woodlands Nature Station in Land, Between the Lakes
3146 Silver Trail Road
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

May 13, 2021 - May 16, 2021

http://www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com

Eccles Education Center – Utah Division of Wildlife
1157 South Waterfowl Way
Farmington, UT 84025 United States

22nd Acadia Birding Festival

June 3, 2021 - June 6, 2021

http://acadiabirdingfestival.com

Somesville Fire Station Community Room & Acadia Repertory Theater
1157 Main Street
Mount Desert, ME 4660 United States

Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

June 18, 2021 - June 20, 2021

http://birdchautauqua.org/

Lee Vining, California
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining, CA United States

Smith Point Hawk Watch

July 15, 2021 - November 30, 2021

https://www.gcbo.org/avian-research-and-monitoring/smith-point-hawk-watch/

Candby Abshier Wildlife Management Area at Smith Point in Chambers County, Texas
Anahuac, TX 77541 United States

Virtual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

August 4, 2021 - August 7, 2021

https://www.swwings.org/

Cochise College
901 Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States

Virtual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

August 11, 2021 - August 15, 2021

http://tucsonaudubon.org/festival

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711 United States

Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration

August 19, 2021 - August 22, 2021

https://davismountainshummingbirdcelebration.com

Fort Davis, Texas
101 Memorial Square
Fort Davis, TX 79734 United States

Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration

September 10, 2021 - September 12, 2021

https://strawberry.audubon.org/hummingbird

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
285 Plains Road
Holly Springs, MS 38365 United States

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Raptor Weekend

September 11, 2021 - September 12, 2021

https://asri.org/

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
1401 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809 United States

Alabama Coastal BirdFest: Birding & Nature Festival

October 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT

http://www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center
30945 Five Rivers Boulevard
Spanish Fort, AL 36527 United States

Florida Birding & Nature Festival

October 14, 2021 - October 17, 2021

https://www.floridabirdingandnaturefestival.org/

Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus
10451 Nancy Watkins Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619 United States

Annual Belize Birding Festival

October 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021

http://www.belizebirdingfestival.bz

San Ignacio Resort
18 Buena Vista Street
San Ignacio, Belize

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

November 3, 2021

https://www.yellowrailsandrice.com/

Hampton Inn & Suites
310 W Fred Ruth Zigler Memorial Dr.
Jennings, LA 70546

27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

November 10, 2021 - November 14, 2021

http://www.rgvbf.org/

Harlingen Convention Center
701 Harlingen Heights Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550 United States

25th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

January 26, 2022 - January 30, 2022

https://scbwf.org/

Eastern Florida State College
E1311 North US 1
Titusville, FL United States

Orlando Wetlands Festival

February 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

https://www.orlando.gov/Parks-the-Environment/Directory/Wetlands-Park

Orlando Wetlands Park
25155 Wheeler Road
Christmas, 32709

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