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Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

July 31, 2024 @ 6:00 am August 3, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Come celebrate with us the 33rd Southwest Wings Summer Festival, Arizona’s oldest birding festival!

Due to the abundance and variety of wildlife species, Southwest Wings offers annually two birding events each year: Southwest Wings Spring Fling in early May with guided field trips only and the Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival in early August with guided field trips, free programs, wildlife exhibits, vendors, and a keynote buffet.

Registration is conduced only online starting April 1, 2024, and ending July 15, 2024. The online registration system allows you to view information about the field trips, prices, and trip leaders. It also provides you with your festival itinerary and registration code. You can come back into the registration system to make changes.

Southwest Wings is an educational celebration of the diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects in their environment; the sky islands in southern Arizona. The unique confluence of three climate zones ensures that the species count is high and many are only found in this area of the United States. We average about 200 species each festival. Our high elevation location guarantees moderate temperatures during our field trips. We offer small group trips limited to a maximum of ten people plus a guide. Our roster of guides include many professional bird guides from the area who know the birds and where to find them.

Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival is Arizona’s oldest birding festival. We began offering trips in 1991. This is the premiere nature festival in Arizona, consistently voted one of the top five birding and nature festivals in the country.

For more information, such as field trip descriptions, Guide bios, lists of birds seen last year, and to register, visit our website.

Contact: 520-263-4507,

The 2025 dates for the festival are July 30, 2025 to August 2, 2025.


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