Birding Festivals and Events

September 1, 2021

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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Smith Point Hawk Watch

August 15 - November 30

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

Houston Bird Week

September 18 - September 25

https://houstonaudubon.org/birdweek

Houston Audubon
440 Wilchester Boulevard
Houston, TX 77079 United States

Hummingbird and Nature Festival

September 23 - September 25

Pascagoula River Audubon Center
5107 Arthur Street
Moss Point, MS 39563 United States

Little St. Simons Island Fall Birding Days

September 24 - October 1

https://www.littlestsimonsisland.com/promotions#fall-birding-days-2021

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

Wings Over Willapa Festival

September 24 - September 26

https://wingsoverwillapa.org/

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex
7112 67th Place
Long Beach, WA 98631 United States

Carolina Bird Club Fall Birding Weekend

September 24 - September 26

https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Havelock
400 US Highway 70 W
Havelock, NC 28532 United States

Sagres Birdingwatching Festival

October 1 - October 5

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

Beliche Fortress
Cape St. Vincent, Sagres Portugal

WildWings Nature & Arts Festival

October 3 - October 30

http://wildwingsfestival.com/

Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society
Duncan
Vancouver Island, BC V9L 3Y1 Canada

Alabama Coastal BirdFest: Birding & Nature Festival

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

http://www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com

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

CraneFest XXVI 2021

October 9 - October 10

https://www.facebook.com/BattleCreekKiwanisClub

Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area
22300, 15 Mile Road
Bellevue, MI 49021 United States

Postponed 33rd Annual “Ding” Darling Days

October 10 @ 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

Florida Birding & Nature Festival

October 14 - October 17

https://www.floridabirdingandnaturefestival.org/

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

75th Cape May Fall Festival

October 14 - October 17

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

Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States

Annual Belize Birding Festival

October 23 - October 24

http://www.belizebirdingfestival.bz

San Ignacio Resort
18 Buena Vista Street
San Ignacio, Belize

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

October 28 - October 30

https://www.yellowrailsandrice.com/

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

Brew on the Bayou

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

https://www.gcbo.org/connect/brew-on-the-bayou/

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

27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

November 10 - November 14

http://www.rgvbf.org/

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

Virtual Crane Fiesta 2021

November 18 - November 20

https://friendsofbosquedelapache.org/crane-fiesta/

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

Waterfowl Weekend at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

November 25 - November 28

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

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

North Shore Birding Festival

December 2 - December 6

https://www.orangeaudubonfl.org/festival/

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

25th Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

January 13, 2022 - January 17, 2022

http://morrobaybirdfestival.org/

Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay, CA 93442 United States

Everglades Birding Festival

January 13, 2022 - January 17, 2022

http://www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com/

Holiday Inn Express
2540 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33324 United States

Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival

January 13, 2022 - January 16, 2022

https://yumabirdnaturehistoryfestival.com/

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

Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival

January 13, 2022 - January 16, 2022

http://wingsoverwillcox.com

Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival

Carolina Bird Club Winter Birding Weekend

January 13, 2022 - January 16, 2022

https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/

Comfort Inn & Suites
1601 Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States

Laredo Birding Festival

February 2, 2022 - February 5, 2022

http://www.laredobirdingfestival.org/

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

25th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

February 2, 2022 - February 6, 2022

https://scbwf.org/

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

Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival

February 3, 2022 - February 6, 2022

https://highplainssnowgoose.com/

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

Galt Winter Bird Festival

February 5, 2022

http://www.ci.galt.ca.us/about-galt/special-events/11th-annual-winter-bird-festival

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

Colombia Birdfair

February 10, 2022 - February 13, 2022

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, 2022 - February 13, 2022

http://www.sfbayflywayfestival.com/

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

Birds On the Niagara International Bird Festival: A Winter Virtual Celebration

February 12, 2022 - February 14, 2022

http://www.birdsontheniagara.org/

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

San Diego Bird Festival

February 16, 2022 - February 20, 2022

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, 2022 - February 20, 2022

http://www.winterwingsfest.org/

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

Free

Marsh Madness

February 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 26, 2022 @ 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

Whooping Crane Festival

February 24, 2022 - February 27, 2022

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, 2022 - February 27, 2022

https://vallartabirdandnaturefestival.com/

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

International Festival of Owls

March 4, 2022 - March 6, 2022

http://www.festivalofowls.com

Houston High School
306 W. Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943 United States

Nebraska Crane Season

March 5, 2022 - April 10, 2022

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 5, 2022

http://capeannchamber.com

7 Seas Wharf
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

2022 Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022

http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com/

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

Tundra Swan Festival

March 19, 2022 @ 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, 2022 - March 27, 2022

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, 2022 @ 7:00 am - March 27, 2022 @ 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, 2022 - April 4, 2022

http://northlakenature.org/birdfest/

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

Annual Matagorda Bay Birdfest

April 1, 2022 - April 3, 2022

http://matagordabaybirdfest.org/

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

Dinosaur Valley’s Spring Wingding

April 9, 2022

https://www.facebook.com/dinosaurvalleypark

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

Birdiest Festival in America

April 20, 2022 - April 24, 2022

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, 2022 - April 24, 2022

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, 2022 - May 20, 2022

https://mitchelllake.audubon.org/birdathon

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

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival

April 21, 2022 - April 24, 2022

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, 2022 - April 24, 2022

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, 2022 - April 24, 2022

https://www.galvestonfeatherfest.com/

FeatherFest Headquarters
4700 Broadway
Galveston Island, TX 77551 United States

Annual Harney County Migratory Bird Festival

April 21, 2022 - April 24, 2022

https://www.migratorybirdfestival.com/

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

Owens Lake Bird Festival

April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022

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

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

Olympic Birdfest

April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022

http://www.olympicbirdfest.org

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

Ohio Valley Birding Festival

April 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 23, 2022 @ 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, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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

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

Annual Migration Celebration

April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - April 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm EDT

http://www.migrationcelebration.org/

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

Spring Chirp

April 27, 2022 - April 30, 2022

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, 2022 - April 30, 2022

http://www.redcliffsbirdfest.com/

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

Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival

April 29, 2022 - May 1, 2022

http://www.shorebirdfestival.com/

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

New River Birding & Nature Festival

May 2, 2022 - May 7, 2022

https://birding-wv.com/

Opossum Creek Retreat
WV United States

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

May 4, 2022 - May 8, 2022

http://kachemakshorebird.org/

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

Southwest Wings Spring Fling

May 4, 2022 - May 7, 2022

http://www.swwings.org/

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

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

May 5, 2022 - May 8, 2022

http://coppershorebird.com/

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

The Biggest Week in American Birding

May 6, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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, 2022

https://mrbo.org/festival/

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

Wings Over the Rockies Festival

May 9, 2022 - May 15, 2022

https://www.wingsovertherockies.org/

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

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

May 12, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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

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

Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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

Helen McCabe Park
24398 Canyon Road
Ellensburg, WA United States

Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills

May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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, 2022 - May 15, 2022

https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/

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

Derby Hill Bird Festival

May 15, 2022 @ 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, 2022 - May 22, 2022

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

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

24th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

May 19, 2022 - May 21, 2022

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

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

Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival

May 20, 2022 - May 22, 2022

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

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

Tualatin River Bird Festival

May 21, 2022 @ 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, 2022 - June 5, 2022

http://friendsofmacgregor.org/page/huron-fringe-birding-festival

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

Kirtland’s Warbler Tours

May 27, 2022 - June 26, 2022

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, 2022 - June 5, 2022

https://www.aldoleopoldfestival.com/

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

23rd Annual Acadia Birding Festival

June 2, 2022 - June 5, 2022

http://acadiabirdingfestival.com

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

11th Yakutat Tern Festival

June 2, 2022 - June 5, 2022

https://www.yakutatternfestival.org/

Yakutat High School
429 Forest Hwy
Yakutat, AK United States

Northern Landscapes Festival

June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022

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, 2022 - June 5, 2022

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

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

Kirtland’s Warbler Festival

June 4, 2022

https://www.facebook.com/kirtlandwarblerfestival

CRAF Center
606 Lake Street
Roscommon, MI 48653 United States

Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival

June 9, 2022 - June 12, 2022

https://www.adirondackexperience.com/

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

Rangeley Birding Festival

June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022

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

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

Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022

http://birdchautauqua.org/

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

Teton Raptor Center RaptorFest

June 19, 2022

https://tetonraptorcenter.org/

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

Annual Swallow-tail Kite Outing

July 16, 2022 @ 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, 2022 - August 6, 2022

https://www.swwings.org/

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

Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration

September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022

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, 2022 - September 11, 2022

http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org/

Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States

Wings, Waves & Woods

September 20, 2022

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

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

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

October 18, 2022 - October 23, 2022

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

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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