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Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

August 4 - August 7


Due to the abundance and variety of wildlife species, Southwest Wings offers annually two birding events each year: Southwest Wings Spring Fling in May (5–8, 2021) with guided field trips only and the Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival in August (4–7, 2021) with guided field trips, free programs, wildlife exhibits, vendors, and a keynote buffet.

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 lists of birds seen last year, visit our website.

Contact: 520-266-0149, admin@swwings.org.


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