Birding Festivals and Events

January 1, 2022

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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Rookery Bay Festival of Birds

January 1 - January 31

https://rookerybay.org/events/festival-of-birds/

Rookery Bay Research Reserve
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113 United States

Eagles Over Monroe

January 22 - January 30

https://www.facebook.com/events/896794701021529

Monroe Lake
4850 S. State Road 446
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States

Virtual For The Love of Birds Festival

January 26 - January 28

https://fortheloveofbirdsfestival.com/for-the-love-of-birds-festival-registrationa

For the Love of Birds Festival
182 Milton Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759 United States

$12

Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway

January 27 - January 30

http://www.snowgoosefestival.org

Patrick Ranch Museum
10381 Midway
Durham, CA 95938 United States

10th Annual Laredo Birding Festival

February 2 - February 5

http://www.laredobirdingfestival.org/

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

Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival

February 3 - February 6

https://highplainssnowgoose.com/

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

Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

February 4 - February 6

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

Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, 10562

Galt Winter Bird Festival

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST

https://www.ci.galt.ca.us/city-departments/parks-recreation/winter-bird-festival

City of Galt, California
600 Chabolla Ave
Galt, CA 95632 United States

Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

http://www.explorecumberlandnj.com

County of Cumberland, New Jersey
Bridgeton, 08302

Birds On the Niagara International Bird Festival: A Winter Celebration

February 10 - February 12

http://www.birdsontheniagara.org/

Buffalo Audubon Society
1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY 14113 United States

Colombia Birdfair

February 10 - February 13

https://colombiabirdfair.com/

NGO Asociación Río Cali
Calle 4 # 35A-08, Edificio Antofagasta
Cali, Valle del Cauca Colombia

27th San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival

February 11 - February 13

http://www.sfbayflywayfestival.com/

Mare Island
167 O’Hara Ct. at Azuar Ave.
Vallejo, CA 94592 United States

San Diego Bird Festival

February 16 - February 20

https://www.sandiegoaudubon.org/birding/san-diego-bird-festival.html

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

Winter Wings Festival

February 18 - February 20

http://www.winterwingsfest.org/

Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech)
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR United States

Elachee 2022 Great Backyard Bird Count Festivities

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

https://www.elachee.org/event/elachee-great-backyard-bird-count-festivities/

Elachee Nature Science Center
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504 United States

Whooping Crane Festival

February 24 - February 27

http://www.whoopingcranefestival.org

Port Aransas Civic Center
710 West Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival

February 25 - February 27

https://vallartabirdandnaturefestival.com/

Vallarta Botanical Garden
Carretera Barra de Navidad km 24
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48380 Mexico

Marsh Madness

February 26 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm EST

https://friendsofgoosepond.org/marsh-madness/

Goose Pond FWA Visitor Center
13540 West County Road 400 S
Linton, IN 47441 United States

Nebraska Crane Season

March 5 - April 10

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

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

Greater Cape Ann Chamber’s Annual Birding Boat Trip

March 12

http://capeannchamber.com

7 Seas Whale Watch
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

2022 Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

March 18 - March 20

http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com/

Blaine Middle School
Blaine, WA 98230 United States

Tundra Swan Festival

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

http://www.porta.us/tundraswanfestival.html

Camas Center for Community Wellness
1821 LeClerc Rd N
Cusick, WA 99119 United States

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

March 25 - March 27

https://www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org/

McFarland Middle School
709 S 10th Avenue, #1699
Othello, WA 99344 United States

Virtual Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival

March 26 @ 7:00 am - March 27 @ 8:00 am CDT

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_chicken/

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
1206 APC-NWR Road
Eagle Lake, TX 77434 United States

Annual Great Louisiana BirdFest

March 31 - April 4

http://northlakenature.org/birdfest/

Northlake Nature Center
23135 Hwy 190 East
Mandeville, LA United States

Annual Matagorda Bay Birdfest

April 1 - April 3

http://matagordabaybirdfest.org/

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

Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival

April 7 - April 10

http://yumabirdfestival.com/

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

Kansas Prairie-Chicken Festival

April 7 - April 10

https://www.kansaslektreks.org/

Sternberg Museum of Natural History
3000 Sternberg Drive
Hays, KS 67601 United States

Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival

April 9

https://www.facebook.com/wiprairiechickenfest/

Sigel Town Hall
3698 Town Hall Rd
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 United States

Dinosaur Valley’s Spring Wingding

April 9

https://www.facebook.com/dinosaurvalleypark

Dinosaur Valley State Park
1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX United States

Gulf Coast Spring Fling

April 9 - May 8

https://www.gcbo.org/spring-fling/

Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary
814 Lamar St
Quintana, TX 77541 United States

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

April 15 - April 17

http://www.godwitdays.org/

Arcata Community Center
321 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Arcata, CA United States

Birdiest Festival in America

April 20 - April 24

https://www.birdiestfestival.org

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
8545 S. Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

April 20 - April 24

https://www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com/

Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia
5205 A1A S Street
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 United States

Migratory Bird Fest and Birdathon

April 20 - May 20

https://mitchelllake.audubon.org/birdathon

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
10750 Pleasanton Road
San Antonio, TX 78221 United States

Little St. Simons Island Spring and Fall Birding Days

April 21 - April 28

https://www.littlestsimonsisland.com/events-and-programs/birding-days

Little St. Simons Island
1000 Hampton River Club Marina Drive
St Simons Island, GA 31522 United States

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival

April 21 - April 24

http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/

Point Reyes Station, CA
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States

Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival

April 21 - April 24

https://verderiver.org/birding-festival/

Dead Horse Ranch State Park
675 Dead Horse Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 United States

20th Annual Galveston FeatherFest Birding & Nature Photography Festival

April 21 - April 24

https://www.galvestonfeatherfest.com/

FeatherFest Headquarters
4700 Broadway
Galveston Island, TX 77551 United States

Annual Harney County Migratory Bird Festival

April 21 - April 24

https://www.migratorybirdfestival.com/

Burns High School
1100 Oregon Avenue
Burns, OR 97720 United States

Stikine River Birding Festival

April 22 - May 8

https://www.stikinebirding.org

The Nolan Center
296 Campbell Drive
Wrangell, AK 99929 United States

Annual Bird of Prey Days at Braddock Bay

April 22 - April 24

https://bbrr.org/

Braddock Bay Park
199 East Manitou Road
Rochester, NY 14612 United States

Owens Lake Bird Festival

April 22 - April 24

https://friendsoftheinyo.org/owens-lake-bird-festival/

Statham Hall
138 Jackson Street
Lone Pine, CA 93546 United States

Hatchie BirdFest

April 22 - April 24

http://www.hatchiebirdfest.com/

West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
121 Sunny Hill Cove
Brownsville, TN 38012 United States

Olympic Birdfest

April 22 - April 24

http://www.olympicbirdfest.org

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

Ohio Valley Birding Festival

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT

https://www.facebook.com/ohiovalleybirdingfestival/

John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41
Henderson, KY 42420 United States

Georgia Bird Fest

April 23 - May 15

https://www.georgiaaudubon.org/birdfest.html

Georgia Audubon
4055 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342 United States

Annual Migration Celebration

April 23 @ 10:00 am - April 24 @ 4:00 pm EDT

http://www.migrationcelebration.org/

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
6801 County Road 306
Brazoria, TX 77422 United States

33rd Annual “Ding” Darling Days

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

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

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

Spring Chirp

April 27 - April 30

http://www.springchirp.com

Valley Nature Center
301 South Border Ave
Weslaco, TX 78599 United States

Red Cliffs Bird Fest at Greater Zion

April 28 - April 30

http://www.redcliffsbirdfest.com/

Courtyard by Marriott St. George
185 South 1470 East
St. George, UT 84790 United States

Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival

April 29 - May 1

http://www.shorebirdfestival.com/

Hoquiam Middle School
200 Spencer Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550 United States

Mountain Plover Festival

April 29 - May 1

https://www.mountainploverfestival.com/

Karval Community Alliance
29085 County Rd S
Karval, CO 80823 United States

International Festival of Owls

April 30 - May 1

http://www.festivalofowls.com

Hoedown Days Fest Grounds
Houston, MN United States

California Duck Days

April 30

http://yolobasin.org/californiaduckdays/

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

Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival

April 30

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/great_dismal_swamp/

Great Dismal Swamp NWR Headquarters
3100 Desert Road
Suffolk, VA 23434 United States

New River Birding & Nature Festival

May 2 - May 7

https://birding-wv.com/

Opossum Creek Retreat
WV United States

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

May 4 - May 8

http://kachemakshorebird.org/

Alaska National Wildlife Refuges
95 Sterling Highway
Homer, AK 99603 United States

Southwest Wings Spring Fling

May 4 - May 7

http://www.swwings.org/

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

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

May 5 - May 8

http://coppershorebird.com/

The Cordova Center
601 1st Street
Cordova, AK 99574 United States

The Biggest Week in American Birding

May 6 - May 15

http://www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com

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

Arrow Rock Birds & Bees

May 7

https://mrbo.org/festival/

Missouri River Bird Observatory
406 Main Street
Arrow Rock, MO 65320 United States

Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival

May 9 - May 15

https://www.wingsovertherockies.org/

Pynelogs Cultural Centre
1720 - 4th Avenue
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Canada

Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival

May 11 - May 15

http://cortezculturalcenter.org/birding-festival/

Cortez Cultural Center
25 N Market St
Cortez, CO 81321 United States

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

May 12 - May 15

http://www.indunesbirdingfestival.com/

Indiana Dunes National Park Visitor Center
1215 North State Road 49
Chesterton, IN United States

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

May 12 - May 15

http://www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com

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

Festival of the Birds at Presque Isle

May 13 - May 15

http://www.presqueisleaudubon.org/festival.html

Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Dr
Erie, PA United States

Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

May 13 - May 15

https://www.ycic.org/yakima-river-canyon-bird-fest

Helen McCabe Park
24398 Canyon Road
Ellensburg, WA United States

Annual Creston Valley Bird Fest

May 13 - May 15

http://www.crestonvalleybirds.ca/

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
1140 - 27th Avenue South
Creston, BC V08 1G1 Canada

Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills

May 13 - May 15

http://catskillcenter.org/takingflight

Winter Cove Inn
557 Winter Clove Road
Route Top, NY 12473 United States

7th Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival

May 13 - May 15

https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/

Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane
Fountain, CO 80817 United States

Tawas Point Migration

May 13 - May 15

http://ausablevalleyaudubon.org

Tawas Point State Park Lighthouse
686 Tawas Beach Road
East Tawas, MI 48730 United States

Prince Edward Point Spring Birding Festival

May 14 - May 23

https://peptbo.ca/sbf/

Prince Edward Point Spring Birding Festival
6056 Long Point Rd
Prince Edward, Ontario Canada

Derby Hill Bird Festival

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/event/derby-hill-bird-festival/

Derby Hill Bird Observatory
36 Grand View Avenue
Mexico, NY 13114 United States

Leavenworth Spring BirdFest

May 19 - May 22

https://wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/education-programs/community-programs/spring-bird-fest.html

Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States

25th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

May 19 - May 21

https://visitdetroitlakes.com/event/festival-of-birds-in-detroit-lakes-minnesota/

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
700 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN United States

Virtual Maryland Ornithological Society Annual Convention

May 20 - May 22

http://www.mosconvention.org

Solomons Inn Resort and Marina
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688 United States

Urban Birding Festival of the Twin Cities

May 20

https://sites.google.com/view/tcurbanbirdingfest/home

Minnesota Valley National WIldlife Refuge
3815 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States

Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival

May 21

http://friendsofladdmarsh.org/bird-festival-2/

Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area
59116 Pierce Rd
La Grande, OR 97850 United States

Ninth Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

May 21

https://wetlandsinstitute.org/events/spring-shorebird-and-horseshoe-crab-festival/

The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 United States

Tualatin River Bird Festival

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

www.FriendsofTualatinRefuge.org

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
19255 SW Pacific Hwy
Sherwood, OR 97140 United States

Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 27 - June 5

https://huronfringebirdingfestival.ca/

MacGregor Point Provincial Park
1593 BRUCE Road 33
Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C5 Canada

Down East Spring Birding Festival

May 27 - May 30

https://cobscookinstitute.org/birdfest

Cobscook Community Learning Center
10 Commissary Point Road
Trescott, ME 04652 United States

Kirtland’s Warbler Tours

May 27 - June 26

https://www.michiganaudubon.org/kirtlands-warbler-tours/

Hartwick Pines Visitors Center
3612 State Park Dr.
Grayling, MI 49738 United States

Aldo Leopold Festival

June 1 - June 5

https://www.aldoleopoldfestival.com/

Hessel School House
W Cedar Road, Les Cheneaux Islands
Hessel, MI United States

23rd Annual Acadia Birding Festival

June 2 - June 5

http://acadiabirdingfestival.com

American Legion
22 Village Green Way
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States

11th Yakutat Tern Festival

June 2 - June 5

https://www.yakutatternfestival.org/

Yakutat High School
429 Forest Hwy
Yakutat, AK United States

Northwoods Birding Festival

June 3 - June 4

https://discoverycenter.net/clubs/bird-club/birding-festival/

North Lakeland Discovery Center
14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States

Northern Landscapes Festival

June 3 - June 5

https://northhouse.org/events/northern-landscapes-festival

North House Folk House
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN United States

Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival

June 3 - June 5

https://mtaudubon.org/birding/montana-bird-festival/

Yoga Inn
211 E Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457 United States

West Virginia Bird Discovery Weekend

June 3 - June 5

https://wvstateparks.com/event/mountain-state-birding-festival/

Blackwater Falls State Park
1584 Blackwater Lodge Road
Davis, WV 26260 United States

Kirtland’s Warbler Festival

June 4

https://www.facebook.com/kirtlandwarblerfestival

CRAF Center
606 Lake Street
Roscommon, MI 48653 United States

Snake River Raptor Fest

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

http://birdsofpreyncapartnership.org/raptor-fest-4

Indian Creek Winery
1000 N. McDermott
Kuna, ID 83634 United States

Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival

June 9 - June 12

https://www.adirondackexperience.com/

Hamilton County, New York
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108 United States

Rangeley Birding Festival

June 10 - June 12

http://www.rlht.org/birding-festival

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
2424 Main Street
Rangeley, ME 04970 United States

Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

June 17 - June 19

http://birdchautauqua.org/

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

Teton Raptor Center RaptorFest

June 19

https://tetonraptorcenter.org/

Snow King Ball Field
E Snow King Ave
Jackson, WY United States

Global Birdfair

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 5:30 pm BST

https://globalbirdfair.org/

Rutland Showground
Showground Way
Oakham, Rutland, Rutland LE15 7TW United Kingdom

Annual Swallow-tail Kite Outing

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

https://www.savannahriverkeeper.org/swallowtailed.html#/

Lower Savannah River Alliance Education Center
12049 Burtons Ferry Highway
Allendale, SC 29810 United States

Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

August 3 - August 6

https://www.swwings.org/

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

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

August 10 - August 14

http://tucsonaudubon.org/festival

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

Hummingbird Festival in Cook County Forest Preserve

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

https://fpdcc.com/event/hummingbird-fest/

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street
Lemont, IL 60439 United States

Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration

September 9 - September 11

https://strawberry.audubon.org/hummingbird

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

18th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest

September 9 - September 11

http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org/

Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza

September 17
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One event on September 24, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

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

Fall Migration Festival

September 17

https://wetlandsinstitute.org/events/fall-migration-festival/

The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 United States

Wings, Waves & Woods

September 20

https://www.islandheritagetrust.org/wings-waves-woods/

Island Heritage Trust
420 Sunset Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627 United States

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza

September 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 24, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

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

Alabama Coastal BirdFest: Birding & Nature Festival

September 28 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 10:00 am EDT

http://www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com

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

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

October 18 - October 23

http://www.wingsoverwater.org/

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

Wings of Winter Birding Festival

January 14, 2023 - January 15, 2023

http://www.friendstnwr.org/wings-of-winte

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
1371 Wildlife Drive
Springville, TN 38256 United States

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

February 1, 2023 - February 5, 2023

https://scbwf.org/

Radisson Resort at the Port
8701 Astronaut Boulevard
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 United States

Orlando Wetlands Festival

February 18, 2023 @ 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

Free

Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration

August 17, 2023 - August 20, 2023

https://davismountainshummingbirdcelebration.com

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

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