Birding Festivals and Events

December 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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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

Rookery Bay Festival of Birds

January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022

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

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

Soiree with the Swans

January 8, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm CST

https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Cass.aspx

Schildberg Recreation Area
102 Buck Creek Rd
Atlantic, IA 50022 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

Willcox Community Center
312 W. Stewart Street
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States

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

Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway

January 27, 2022 - January 30, 2022

http://www.snowgoosefestival.org

Chico, California
1110 W. East Ave
Chico, CA 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

Elachee 2022 Great Backyard Bird Count Festivities

February 19, 2022 @ 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

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

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 Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022

http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com/

Blaine Middle School
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

Kansas Prairie-Chicken Festival

April 7, 2022 - April 10, 2022

https://www.kansaslektreks.org/

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

Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival

April 9, 2022

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, 2022

https://www.facebook.com/dinosaurvalleypark

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

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

April 15, 2022 - April 17, 2022

http://www.godwitdays.org/

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

Stikine River Birding Festival

April 22, 2022 - May 8, 2022

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, 2022 - April 24, 2022

https://bbrr.org/

Braddock Bay Park
199 East Manitou Road
Rochester, NY 14612 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

Mountain Plover Festival

April 29, 2022 - May 1, 2022

https://www.mountainploverfestival.com/

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

International Festival of Owls

April 30, 2022 - May 1, 2022

http://www.festivalofowls.com

Hoedown Days Fest Grounds
Houston, MN United States

California Duck Days

April 30, 2022

http://yolobasin.org/californiaduckdays/

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

Annual Creston Valley Bird Fest

May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022

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, 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

Tawas Point Migration

May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022

http://ausablevalleyaudubon.org

Tawas Point State Park Lighthouse
686 Tawas Beach Road
East Tawas, MI 48730 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 21, 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

https://huronfringebirdingfestival.ca/

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

Down East Spring Birding Festival

May 27, 2022 - May 30, 2022

https://cobscookinstitute.org/birdfest

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

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

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

August 10, 2022 - August 14, 2022

http://tucsonaudubon.org/festival

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

Little St. Simons Island Fall Birding Days

September 23, 2022 - September 30, 2022

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

Alabama Coastal BirdFest: Birding & Nature Festival

September 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 1, 2022 @ 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, 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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