Birding Festivals and Events

February 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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Virtual Spring Bird Camp

February 1 - March 18

https://migratorybirdday.org/birdcamp

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

$80

Annual Whooping Crane Festival

February 25 - February 28

http://www.whoopingcranefestival.org

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

16th Annual Eagle Expo

February 26 - February 27

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 - March 7

https://vallartabirdandnaturefestival.com/

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

Crane Season

March 6 - April 11

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

http://capeannchamber.com

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

Annual NatureFest

March 6 @ 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

Virtual Monte Vista Crane Festival

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST

http://mvcranefest.org/

Monte Vista, Colorado
2389 Sherman Avenue
Monte Vista, CO United States

5th Annual Matagorda Bay Birdfest

March 19 - March 21

http://matagordabaybirdfest.org/

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

Virtual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

March 19 - March 21

http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com/

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

Tundra Swan Festival

March 20 @ 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

Virtual Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival

March 24 - March 26

https://www.wingsandwetlands.com/

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

$20

Space Coast Virtual Photography Experience

March 26 - March 28

https://scbwf.photosummit.online/

Brevard Nature Alliance
Titusville, FL 32781 United States

Annual Great Louisiana BirdFest

April 1 - April 5

http://northlakenature.org/

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

A Celebration of Swans

April 1 - April 30

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

Spring Fling

April 3 @ 9:00 am - May 2 @ 4:00 pm CDT

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

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

Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 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

Annual Migration Celebration

April 13 @ 10:00 am - May 8 @ 4:00 pm EDT

http://www.migrationcelebration.org/

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

Cancelled Lesser Praire-Chicken Festival

April 14 - April 20

http://lektreks.org/

Cancelled Lesser Praire-Chicken Festival

Olympic Birdfest

April 15 - April 18

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 - April 18

https://www.galvestonfeatherfest.com/

FeatherFest Headquarters
4700 Broadway
Galveston Island, TX 77551 United States

Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival

April 16 - April 18

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

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

Virtual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

April 16 - April 18

http://www.godwitdays.org/

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

Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival

April 16 - April 18

https://yumabirdnaturehistoryfestival.com/

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

Virtual Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival

April 17

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

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

11th Pannonian BirdExperience

April 17 - April 25

http://www.birdexperience.org/

Nationalpark Neusiedler See
Hauswiese
7142 Illmitz, Österreich Austria

Georgia Bird Fest

April 17 - May 16

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

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

Birdiest Festival in America

April 21 - April 25

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 - April 25

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 - April 25

http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/

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

Virtual Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival

April 22 - April 25

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

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

Spring Chirp

April 22 - April 25

http://www.springchirp.com

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

Virtual Harney County Migratory Bird Festival

April 22 - April 25

https://www.migratorybirdfestival.com/

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

Red Cliffs Bird Fest at Greater Zion

April 22 - April 24

http://www.redcliffsbirdfest.com/

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

Owens Lake Bird Festival

April 23 - April 25

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

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

Hatchie BirdFest

April 23 - April 25

http://www.hatchiebirdfest.com/

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

Willis Point Bluebird Festival

April 25 @ 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 - May 1

https://birding-wv.com/

Opossum Creek Retreat
WV United States

Stikine River Birding Festival

April 29 - May 2

https://www.wrangell.com/birdingfestival

The Nolan Center
1096 Outer Dr
Wrangell, AK United States

Birding the Border

April 29 - May 2

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 - May 2

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

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

Little St. Simons Island Spring Birding Days

April 30 - May 7

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

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

Red Slough Birding Convention

May 1 - May 4

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

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

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

29th Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

May 6 - May 9

http://kachemakshorebird.org/

Homer, Alaska
95 Sterling Highway
Homer, AK United States

30th Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

May 6 - May 9

http://coppershorebird.com/

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

The Biggest Week in American Birding

May 7 - May 16

http://www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com

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

Annual Creston Valley Bird Fest

May 7 - May 9

http://www.crestonvalleybirds.ca/

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

Virtual Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

May 8 - May 9

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

Helen McCabe Park
24398 Canyon Road
Ellensburg, WA United States

Virtual Southwest Wings Spring Fling

May 8

http://www.swwings.org/

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

Prairie Appreciation Day

May 8 @ 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

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 - May 17

https://www.wingsovertherockies.org/

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

Parliament of Owls

May 10 - May 21

http://www.artayatana.com/VIRTUL%20BIRD%20SCHOOL.html

Ayatana Artists’ Research Program
RR#1
Richmond, Ontario K0A 2Z0 Canada

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

May 13 - 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 13 - May 16

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 - May 16

http://www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.org/

Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA United States

Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival

May 14 - May 16

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 - May 16

https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/

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

Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

May 20 - May 22

https://www.VisitDetroitLakes.com

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

Presqu’lle Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend

May 22 - May 23

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 - May 30

https://www.yakutatternfestival.org/

Yakutat High School
429 Forest Hwy
Yakutat, AK United States

Songbird Festival

May 29 - May 30

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 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 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 - June 6

https://www.aldoleopoldfestival.com/

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

22nd Acadia Birding Festival

June 3 - June 6

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 - June 6

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

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

Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival

June 10 - June 13

https://www.adirondackexperience.com/

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

Rangeley Birding Festival

June 11 - June 13

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

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

Virtual Maryland Ornithological Society Annual Convention

June 11 - June 13

http://www.mosconvention.org

Virtual Maryland Ornithological Society Annual Convention

Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

June 18 - June 20

http://birdchautauqua.org/

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

Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

August 4 - August 7

https://www.swwings.org/

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

Virtual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

August 11 - August 15

http://tucsonaudubon.org/festival

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

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

Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration

August 19 - August 22

https://davismountainshummingbirdcelebration.com

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

10th Yampa Valley Crane Festival

September 2 - September 5

http://www.coloradocranes.org

Bud Werner Memorial Library
1289 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO United States

Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration

September 10 - September 12

https://strawberry.audubon.org/hummingbird

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

Elachee Snake Day and Wildlife Festival

September 11

https://www.elachee.org/public-programs/special-events/

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

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Raptor Weekend

September 11 - September 12

https://asri.org/

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

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 12:00 pm CDT

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

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

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

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 - October 24

http://www.belizebirdingfestival.bz

San Ignacio Resort
18 Buena Vista Street
San Ignacio, Belize

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

November 3

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

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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