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Virtual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

August 4, 2021 - August 7, 2021


SW Wings Birding and Nature Festival will be virtual this year. Escape to the wild wonders of SE Arizona’s Sky Islands in this virtual getaway to the amazing mountains, rivers, grasslands and wetlands of the area. Enjoy a fabulous 22-minute film featuring the heights of the Huachuca Mountains down to the San Pedro River Valley. Marvel in the hyperactive hummingbirds, whirling crane flocks, and secretive trogons. Link to film: https://www.swwings.org/watch-film.

Starting Wednesday, July 29, 2020, on what would have been Day 1 of our Summer 2020 Festival, Southwest Wings will be hosting its traditional Free Summer Speaker Series online monthly! This popular program, brought to you by a grant from the AZGFD Heritage Fund, will showcase our outstanding roster of naturalists, filmmakers, ornithologists, photographers and other fascinating speakers. Limit of 100 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no cost to register for our online series.

Each online Speaker Series presentations will begin at 11 am Pacific Time (MST), and a recorded version will be available for two weeks afterwards. If you’d like to sign up for our general emails, including our Speaker Series email alerts, email us at admin@swwings.org. The Speaker Series email alerts will be sent 48 to 72 hours before scheduled online events. The emails will include details, Zoom link, and passcode.


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.


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