Birding Festivals and Events

June 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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Swallow-tail Kite Outing

July 17

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

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

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

July 29 - July 31

http://www.hummingbirdsociety.org/hummingbird-festival-open/

Sedona Performing Arts Center
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States

Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration

July 31

https://indianaaudubon.org/event/indiana-audubon-hummingbird-migration-celebration/

Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States

“Hybrid” Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

August 4 - August 8

https://www.swwings.org/

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

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

17th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest

September 11 - September 12

http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org/

Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States

Annual Rockport-Fulton HummerBird Celebration

September 16 - September 19

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

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

Sagres Birdingwatching Festival

October 1 - October 4

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

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

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

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

Everglades Birding Festival

January 13, 2022 - January 17, 2022

http://www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com/

Holiday Inn Express
2540 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33324 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cape Ann Winter Birding Boat Trip

March 5, 2022

http://capeannchamber.com

7 Seas Wharf
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 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

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

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

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

Kirtland’s Warbler Festival

June 4, 2022

https://www.facebook.com/kirtlandwarblerfestival

CRAF Center
606 Lake Street
Roscommon, MI 48653 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

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