Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival – Cancelled – Rufuge trails open
Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the 2021 Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival is canceled. However, the warblers and other migrants will still start to arrive in April, and the spring migration should be in full swing by the end of April.
In 2022 the Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival will have free guided bird walks in the Refuge: Jericho Lane, Washington and Cypress Marsh boardwalks (7 am); family activities (10 am to 2 pm). Interpretive nature walks and bus trips to Lake Drummond.
Bird-walk reservations can only be made by calling the Refuge Headquarters during working hours: 757-986-3705. For questions about the festival after Refuge hours, call Judy: 757-816-8989.