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Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival

April 22 - April 25


The Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival includes field trips, workshops, guided walks, seminars, exhibit hall and vendors, and more. Registration is required for field trips. Saturday is the free “Family Nature Fair” with games and activities for children and parents alike from 10 am to 2 pm at Dead Horse Ranch State Park’s river day-use area.

New trips are added each year. Returning trips include kayak trips down the Verde and the popular Cadillac Canoe Brunch. Favorite field trips to local birding hot spots and trips to explore the geology of the Verde Valley with a knowledgeable guide who will describe the processes that created this amazing and unique landscape.

This is an extraordinary festival for everyone, from birding beginners to experts, lovers of nature, and lovers of learning. Keynote speaker to be announced.

Visit our website for more information. Events fill quickly, so register as soon as possible. Registration opens in February.

Jeri Higgins


Dead Horse Ranch State Park
675 Dead Horse Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 United States
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Friends of the Verde River
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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