Birding Festivals and Events

November 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 Winter Raptor Fest 2020

October 18 - November 30

https://winterraptorfest.com

Washington County Fairgrounds
293 Old Schuylerville Road
Greenwich, NY 12834 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

Virtual Holiday Bird Camp

December 1 - December 18

https://migratorybirdday.org/birdcamp

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

$50

North Shore Birding Festival

December 3 - December 7

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

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

Holiday with the Cranes

December 12 - December 13

https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/

Holiday with the Cranes

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

January 14, 2021 - January 17, 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

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

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

Eagle Watch Weekend

January 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EST

https://www.starvedrocklodge.com/event/eagle-watch-weekend-2021/all/

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348 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

Galt Winter Bird Festival

February 6, 2021

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

City of Galt, California
600 Chabolla Ave
Galt, CA 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

Virtual/Hybrid San Diego Bird Festival

February 17, 2021 - February 21, 2021

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

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

California Duck Days Cancelled

February 20, 2021

http://yolobasin.org/californiaduckdays/

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

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

16th Annual Eagle Expo

February 26, 2021 - February 27, 2021

https://www.cajuncoast.com/event/15th-annual-eagle-expo

Cajun Coast Welcome Center
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Morgan City, LA 70380 United States

Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival

March 5, 2021 - March 7, 2021

https://vallartabirdandnaturefestival.com/

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

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

Annual NatureFest

March 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EST

https://www.hcp4.net/parks/jjp/

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive
Humble, TX 77338 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

Tundra Swan Festival

March 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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

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

A Celebration of Swans

April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021

https://yukon.ca/en/outdoor-recreation-and-wildlife/wildlife-viewing/attend-celebration-swans

Swan Haven Interpretive Centre
58 Swan Haven Drive
Marsh Lake, Yukon Canada

Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival

April 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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

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

Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival

April 16, 2021 - April 18, 2021

https://www.townofgrandisle.com/events/grand-isle-migratory-bird-festival/

Grand Isle School
149 Ludwig Lane
Grand Isle, LA 70358 United States

Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival

April 16, 2021 - April 18, 2021

https://yumabirdnaturehistoryfestival.com/

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

Virtual Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival

April 17, 2021

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

Eron’s Event Barn
3471 County road C
Stevens Point, WI 54481 United States

11th Pannonian BirdExperience

April 17, 2021 - April 25, 2021

http://www.birdexperience.org/

Nationalpark Neusiedler See
Hauswiese
7142 Illmitz, Österreich Austria

Georgia Bird Fest

April 17, 2021 - May 16, 2021

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

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

Birdiest Festival in America

April 21, 2021 - April 25, 2021

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 21, 2021 - April 25, 2021

https://www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com/

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

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival

April 22, 2021 - April 25, 2021

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 22, 2021 - April 25, 2021

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

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

Spring Chirp

April 22, 2021 - April 25, 2021

http://www.springchirp.com

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

Harney County Migratory Bird Festival

April 22, 2021 - April 25, 2021

https://www.migratorybirdfestival.com/

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

Red Cliffs Bird Fest at Greater Zion

April 22, 2021 - April 24, 2021

https://www.redcliffsbirdfest.com/

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

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

Hatchie BirdFest

April 23, 2021 - April 25, 2021

http://www.hatchiebirdfest.com/

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

Annual Migration Celebration

April 24, 2021 - April 26, 2021

http://www.migrationcelebration.org/

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

Willis Point Bluebird Festival

April 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

City of Willis Point
5th Street
Willis Point, TX United States

New River Birding & Nature Festival

April 26, 2021 - May 1, 2021

https://birding-wv.com/

Opossum Creek Retreat
WV United States

Stikine River Birding Festival

April 29, 2021 - May 2, 2021

https://www.wrangell.com/birdingfestival

The Nolan Center
1096 Outer Dr
Wrangell, AK United States

Birding the Border

April 29, 2021 - May 2, 2021

https://wildlife.tamu.edu/birding/birding-the-border/

Del Rio Civic Center
1915 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840 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

Red Slough Birding Convention

May 1, 2021 - May 4, 2021

http://www.redsloughconvention.com

Museum of the Red River, Mary H. Herron Conference Center
812 East Lincoln Road
Idabel, OK 74745 United States

Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival

May 2, 2021

https://amasvt.org/herricks-cove-wildlife-festival

Vermont Center for Ecostudies
20 Palmer Court
White River Junction, VT 05001 United States

30th Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

May 6, 2021 - May 9, 2021

http://coppershorebird.com/

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

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

Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

May 7, 2021 - May 9, 2021

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 7, 2021 - May 9, 2021

http://www.crestonvalleybirds.ca/

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

Southwest Wings Spring Fling

May 8, 2021

http://www.swwings.org/

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

Prairie Appreciation Day

May 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

http://www.prairieappreciationday.org/

Black River-Mima Prairie Glacial Heritage Preserve
Littlerock, WA 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

Wings Over the Rockies Festival

May 10, 2021 - May 17, 2021

https://www.wingsovertherockies.org/

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

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

May 13, 2021 - May 15, 2021

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 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

Leavenworth Spring BirdFest

May 13, 2021 - May 16, 2021

http://www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.org/

Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA United States

Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival

May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021

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

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

Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival

May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021

https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/

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

Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

May 20, 2021 - May 22, 2021

https://www.VisitDetroitLakes.com

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

Presqu’lle Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend

May 22, 2021 - May 23, 2021

https://www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca/warblers-and-whimbrels-weekend.php

Lighthouse Interpretive Centre
Lighthouse Lane
Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0 Canada

Yakutat Tern Festival

May 27, 2021 - May 30, 2021

https://www.yakutatternfestival.org/

Yakutat High School
429 Forest Hwy
Yakutat, AK United States

Songbird Festival

May 29, 2021 - May 30, 2021

http://www.lslbo.org/education/songbird-festival/

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
Hwy 88 Connector
Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0 Canada

Rio Diablo Youth Birding Camp

May 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

https://wildlife.tamu.edu/birding/rdbc/

McKenna Ranch
10929 Dolan Creek Road
Del Rio, TX 78840 United States

Aldo Leopold Festival

June 3, 2021 - June 6, 2021

https://www.aldoleopoldfestival.com/

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

Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival

June 4, 2021 - June 6, 2021

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

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

Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival

June 10, 2021 - June 13, 2021

https://www.adirondackexperience.com/

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

Rangeley Birding Festival

June 11, 2021 - June 13, 2021

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

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
2424 Main Street
Rangeley, ME 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

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

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

October 19, 2021 - October 24, 2022

http://www.wingsoverwater.org/

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

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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