Wings Bird Festival
May 8-10 Fallon, Nevada
These internationally recognized wetlands are temporary
home to over 260 species of birds, including thousands
of White-faced ibis, Long-billed dowitcher, American
white pelicans, Black-necked stilts, American avocets,
and many other waterfowl and waterbirds. During the
2008 festival, a respectable 147 different species were
logged - not a festival record, but a nice, tidy sum
Lakes Birding Festsival
May 14th - 17th Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Set the alarm. Grab the binoculars. Put on good walking
shoes. Serious birders flock here each spring for the
annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds.
The 12th annual Festival of Birds is scheduled for
May 14-17, 2009 with keynote speaker Richard Crossley.
Crossley is an Englishman who traveled the world studying
birds. He became obsessed with bird photography while
co-authoring The Shorebird Guide. He now lives in West
Cape May with his wife Debra and two daughters. Another
planned highlight of the 2009 festival is news about
the Canadian Birding Trail, with featured sites such
as Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.
January 16 - 19 Mazatlan, Mexico
The 1st Mazatlan Bird Festival will highlight the Tufted
Jay and the efforts towards its conservation. Situated
high in the beautiful pine/oak forested canyons of the
Western Sierra Madre the Tufted Jay Preserve was created
to protect the habitat of the highly endemic Tufted
Jay and other endemic species such as the Brown-backed
Solitaire, Military Macaw, Aztec Thrush, Red Warbler,
Red-headed Tanager and the Green-striped Brushfinch.
Bay Winter Birding Festival
January16-19 Morro Bay, California
Located on the Pacific Flyway, on California’s Central
Coast approximately halfway between Los Angeles and
San Francisco, Morro Bay is recognized as a globally
important birding area and typically ranks in the top
five nationally during the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Over 200 bird species either overwinter here or call
it their permanent home, including such birds as the
California Brown Pelican and Peregrine Falcon.
Lake Migratory Bird Festival
May 29-31 Mountain Lake, Virginia
Our mission is to provide an entertaining and informative
spring event about the birds of the mountain region
of southwest Virginia. The events of the festival will
educate birders of all interest levels and ages. The
festival will promote tourism in the area and inform
visitors of the many outdoor activities available in
the New River Valley. We hope you enjoy your weekend
and return to this
event next year.
Grande Valley Birding FestivalNovember 5-9 Harlingen, Texas
We hope that you will join us this fall for the
five days of avian wonder that is the Rio Grande Valley
Birding Festival. We promise that you will have the
opportunity to enhance your birding skills, add to your
life-list and meet others eager to share in the challenge
and excitement of birding deep South Texas!
January 21-26 Titusville,
The Festival focuses on the abundance and diversity
of the natural world around us - from the Atlantic Ocean
westward through the Indian River Lagoon estuary system
to the St. Johns River and surrounding wetlands. Educational
emphasis is placed on the preservation and management
of animals and their habitats, as well as the cultural
heritage and historical venues to be found in East Central
Florida. The Festival features bird and wildlife watching
opportunities, nature and technology tours, boat and
kayaking trips, field trips, seminars, workshops, photography
sessions and evening keynote presentations.