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Find out about birding events and activities that you can participate in from the Birding Calendar below. You will find activities from your own home area, as well as great birding adventures that require a road trip.


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Birding Calendar of Events for:

     January 2020

No new updates for 2020 yet as of November 7
Skagit Eagle Festival 2019
Every Weekend In January 2019
Concrete Washington

Skagit Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount every full weekend in January.

See Schedule of Events Here

Project FeederWatch Needs Your Help!
November 9, 2019 to April 2 2020

At regular intervals from November to April, thousands of FeederWatchers count the kinds and numbers of birds at their feeders, then submit their observations to us. This information helps scientists study winter bird populations.

Project FeederWatch participants receive a full-colour bird poster and calendar, a FeederWatch Handbook and Instruction Book, access to the data entry portion of the FeederWatch website, and the chance to contribute to a continent-wide bird research project.

Project FeederWatch is a joint program of Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

For more information and to participate...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Studies Canada

Ontario Nature

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature this month, CLICK HERE. (Please change the date at the top of the page.)

WINGS OVER WILLCOX
January 17 - 19 2020
Willcox, Arizona

Our festival is the perfect opportunity to see all the winter migrants that visit our area and to see the other wildlife and natural wonders of Southeastern Arizona. Our festival provides opportunities to explore nature in Southeastern Arizona through tours on photography, geology, history, botany, agriculture and the wonderful Sandhill Cranes and other birds of our area. We invite you to take advantage of these opportunities by signing up for tours and seminars. We hope you can join us!

For more information visit: http://wingsoverwillcox.com/

Everglades Birding Festival Florida
January 16 - 20, 2020


Journey through south Florida searching for beautiful and rare birds in ancient moss-covered cypress swamps, everglades prairies that join the sky and brilliant marshes that sparkle with flashes of roseate wings. Scan across the tips of grass for searching hovering Snail kites and hear the squeal of the Limpkin.

Details here http://evergladesbirdingfestival.com/

North Shore Birding Festival
January 16 - 20 2020
Mt Dora, Florida

The North Shore Birding Festival on Lake Apopka in Central Florida hosts birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from well-known, knowledgeable birding guides. Add to your life list while exploring a unique birding hot spot. Most festival events are only 35–45 minutes from Orlando attractions.

The festival starts Thursday night, January 16th, with the opening keynote.
On Friday, January 17th, through Monday, January 20th, participate in field trips on the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore property and other nearby sites, sponsored by Orange Audubon Society.

More... http://www.orangeaudubonfl.org/festival/

Wings of Winter Birding Festival
January 24 - 26 2020
Springville, Tennessee

This wide ranging birding festival will feature many areas on Kentucky and Barkley Lake. Keynote speakers include award-winning author and photographer Richard Crossley, and Passenger Pigeon historian and author Joel Greenberg. Expert guided birding field trips will be to Cross Creeks and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Kentucky Dam area and Harmon Creek WMA, Land Between the Lakes, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Paris Landing State Park.

Springville, Tennessee

Festival Details... http://www.friendstnwr.org

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
January 17 - 20 2020
Morro Bay, California

Every Martin Luther King weekend over 500 California bird festival lovers visit Morro Bay, California, a Globally Important Bird Area, to see, photograph, and learn more about birds.  Morro Bay is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Flyway. The area offers pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, an excellent natural history museum, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and, best of all, thousands of birds.  Over 200 species are usually sighted during the Festival weekend.

More Info... https://morrobaybirdfestival.org/

Rains County Eagle Fest
January 18 2020
Rains County, Texas

"The Eagle Capital of Texas"

More... https://www.emorytx.com/eagle-fest

Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway
January 22 - 26 2020
Chico, California

Snow Goose Festival Headquarters
& Welcome Center
Chico Masonic Family Center
1110 W. East Ave. Chico, CA
Wildlife Education
Exploration & Birding Adventures
Informative & Hands-on Workshops
Wildlife Art Show
Free Nature Activities for the Entire Family
Our action-packed 5-day event celebrates the remarkable journey of millions of waterfowl and raptors along the Pacific Flyway that call the Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months.
Choose from over 70 field trips and workshops that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of interests. Free nature activities are offered for youth as well as armchair adventures for all. View impressive art at our Wildlife Art Exhibit at our new venue, Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA).

Details here...

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival
January 22 - 27 2020
Florida

One of the largest birding and wildlife festivals in the United States!


Discover why Florida’s Space Coast is your launch pad to incredible nature-based experiences. The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival features world class photographers, field trips, workshops and presentations.

23rd Annual Festival - read more...

18th Annual Eagles & Ag
January 23 - 26 2020
Nevada

We are ready to go! Our schedule for the 18th Annual Eagles & Ag celebration is set!

Our 18th Annual Gathering is scheduled for January 23rd to the 26th in 2020. If you joined us this year and we have your e-mail address, you'll get a note from us when reservations are opened in November of 2019.

Details and reservations click here.

Winter Wildlife Festival
January 26 - 26 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals​. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings​​.

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Birding Calendar of Events for:

     February 2020

Project FeederWatch Needs Your Help!
November 9, 2019 to April 2 2020

At regular intervals from November to April, thousands of FeederWatchers count the kinds and numbers of birds at their feeders, then submit their observations to us. This information helps scientists study winter bird populations.

Project FeederWatch participants receive a full-colour bird poster and calendar, a FeederWatch Handbook and Instruction Book, access to the data entry portion of the FeederWatch website, and the chance to contribute to a continent-wide bird research project.

Project FeederWatch is a joint program of Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

For more information and to participate...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Studies Canada

Ontario Nature

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature this month, CLICK HERE. (Please change the date at the top of the page.)

Laredo Birding Festival - Bird The Border
February 5 - 8,2020

Each day, birders will have a chance to select from a variety of full-day scenic trips. Escorted by professional field guides and members of our local Monte Mucho Audubon Society, birders will have an opportunity to deepen their avian knowledge of South Texas, and explore areas along Laredo’s riverfront, creek systems, nature trails and private ranchland.

Details and registration...

High Plains Snow Goose Festival
February 6 - 9, 2020

Celebrate Birding and the Heritage of Southeast Colorado.

Tours, silent auction, Trade show & Craft fair, programming, banquet, and more. Great chance to meet other birders.

Lots of details here.

Birds of a Feather Fest
February

Details to come!

Details...

San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival
February 2020

Details to come!

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2019 Winter Wings Festival
February 13 - 15, 2020

Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech),

3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon

We welcome you to the 2020 Winter Wings Festival.

Our 2020 program planning is almost complete with almost 60 sessions in the works. We are so excited about our three keynoters (Nathan, Gerrit and Rosemary) that will be joining us over Presidents’ Day Weekend – all national leaders in the birding and photography community. In addition we are featuring Max Waugh, an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer, and Brian Woodbridge, famed Swainson’s Hawk researcher. West Coast Falconry will be participating in several photography and children’s activities. And more...

Details and Registration

Matagorda Bay Bird Fest
March 27, 28 & 29, 2020

Online registration to be open October 23, 2019!
Join us at the Bay!
THE MATAGORDA BAY BIRDFEST 2020 is an
educational event in Palacios, TX
connecting people, birds and nature.

Just a few reasons to Flock and Stroll in
the City by the Sea.

Much more too, see here...

Sax Zim Bog Birding Festival
February 14-16, 2020

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Details here...

The Great Backyard Bird Count
February 14 - 17, 2020

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a joint partnership between Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with Bird Studies Canada as the official Canadian partner. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages birdwatchers of all ages across North America in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Anyone can participate, from beginners to experts. You can count for as little as 15 minutes on a single day, or for as long as you like each day of the event. It's free, fun, and easy - and it helps the birds!

It's as simple as counting the birds at a location near you, estimating how many birds you saw of each species, and filling out an online checklist on the Great Backyard Bird Count website. As the count progresses, you can visit the GBBC website to view results and share photographs. You can also enter the photo contest, win prizes, and share your experiences on the Facebook and Twitter social networks. Email gbbc@birdscanada.org for more information.


BSC is seeking Great Backyard Bird Count Ambassadors. If you are interested in promoting the GBBC in your area, please contact the Canadian Great Backyard Bird Count Coordinator, Kerrie Wilcox, at gbbc@birdscanada.org or 1-888-448-2473 ext. 134.

Whooping Crane Festival
February 21-24

CELEBRATE WHOOPING CRANES IN PORT ARANSAS
The Whooping Crane Festival is always a fan favorite here in Port Aransas Texas. Make sure to bring your binoculars and camera as you won't want to miss these spectacular creatures as they make their annual trip to Port Aransas. The endangered Whooping Crane can only be viewed up close here in the Coastal Bend. 

Details to come!

15th Annual Eagle Expo & More
February 14 - 15, 2020

Morgan City, Louisiana

Boat tours into various waterways, presentations by wildlife & birding experts, photography seminar and dinner with guest speaker.

The American Bald Eagle is a common visitor on the Cajun Coast. Join us to view these majestic birds perched in a tree, soaring overhead, tending their young, or hunting for food.  Admission and registration required. Contact: info@canjuncoast.com, 800-256-2931, or 985-380-8224.

See website...

Delta Snow Goose Festival
February 28 - 29, 2020

Early each spring, thousands of Snow Geese begin their 3,000 mile voyage home to Canada's northwest territories. Starting from where they winter in Southern California & Mexico, these travelers navigate their way home with amazing precision and faithfulness. Delta, Utah is privileged to be situated along their annual migration route. Come join us for this year's annual Delta Snow Goose Festival! Bring your camera and be ready to join the fun.

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24th California Duck Days
February 22, 2020

Department of Fish and Wildlife, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, Davis, California.

California Duck Days is an annual northern California wetlands and wildlife festival.

Contact Yolo Basin Foundation, 530-7573780, DuckDays@yolobasin.org

More here...

Burrowing Owl Festival
February 2020

5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, Florida
Cape Coral is home to the largest known population of the Florida Burrowing Owl, a State of Florida threatened species. These pint-sized birds burrow underground where they nest from early February through mid-July and are the official city bird of Cape Coral. Festival highlights include environmental and wildlife organizations with educational exhibits and live animals, bus tours to local owl burrows, demonstrations on owl burrow maintenance and starter burrows. There will be on-site speakers with wildlife presentations, live birds of prey, and tours through the live interactive butterfly house. Artists, photographers, and craft vendors of all things natural, native, and wild will have lovely items for sale, plus there will be music and food vendors. Admission is $5 donation for ages 16 and older with free parking. Event proceeds will go toward local wildlife protection, preservation, and education. Contact: Carl Veaux, 239-246-8303, cveaux@aol.com.

Details to come...

Stanwood-Camano Snow Goose & Birding Festival
February 22 - 23. 2020

  For fifteen years, interested citizens in our community have collaborated to put on a festival to celebrate the snow geese, swans and white wintering birds of our area. Come see why the shores and waters of Puget Sound surrounding our community are internationally recognized as crucial habitat for countless birds of sea, shore and land....

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San Diego Bird Festival
February 26 to March 1, 2020

Our festival brochure will be mailed in early October.  Please contact Jen Hajj at hajj@sandiegoaudubon.org with the subject line "Please send a festival brochure to this address".

Registration will open November 11, 2019 at 9:00 am Pacific Time.

The BEST way to get the programs you want is to register online. Mailed-in registration forms may experience a short lag in processing.

Register Here



Birding Calendar of Events for:

     March 2020

Project FeederWatch Needs Your Help!
November 9, 2019 to April 2 2020

At regular intervals from November to April, thousands of FeederWatchers count the kinds and numbers of birds at their feeders, then submit their observations to us. This information helps scientists study winter bird populations.

Project FeederWatch participants receive a full-colour bird poster and calendar, a FeederWatch Handbook and Instruction Book, access to the data entry portion of the FeederWatch website, and the chance to contribute to a continent-wide bird research project.

Project FeederWatch is a joint program of Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

For more information and to participate...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Studies Canada

Ontario Nature

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature this month, CLICK HERE. (Please change the date at the top of the page.)

The Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival
March 1-2, 2019

community-based event timed to coincide with the peak Sandhill Crane and waterfowl migration at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County, Indiana. Festival headquarters are at Humphrey’s Park in the nearby city of Linton. The Festival takes place in early March. Events include a kick-off banquet, craft fair, live birds of prey on display, informational and educational presentations, bus tours, self-guided tours, kids activities, and much more.

Get the details here.

The International Festival of Owls
March 6 - 8 2020
Houston, MN

The International Festival of Owls is a fundraiser for the International Owl Center and the Center’s biggest event of the year.

Special screening of "The Secret Life of Owls" by Make Believe Media, which has not aired in the USA. It features a segment with our own Alice the Great Horned Owl and Karla Bloem. If all works out, cinematographer Neil Rettig and his wife and raptor vet Laura Johnson will attend to talk about the making of the film.

More info...



Birding Calendar of Events for:

     April 2020

Project FeederWatch Needs Your Help!
November 9, 2019 to April 2 2020

At regular intervals from November to April, thousands of FeederWatchers count the kinds and numbers of birds at their feeders, then submit their observations to us. This information helps scientists study winter bird populations.

Project FeederWatch participants receive a full-colour bird poster and calendar, a FeederWatch Handbook and Instruction Book, access to the data entry portion of the FeederWatch website, and the chance to contribute to a continent-wide bird research project.

Project FeederWatch is a joint program of Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

For more information and to participate...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Studies Canada

Ontario Nature

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature this month, CLICK HERE. (Please change the date at the top of the page.)

Spring Chirp
April 22 - 25, 2020

Come on down to Weslaco, Texas, the place to be in the Spring for an excellent variety of wild birds, butterflies and even dragonflies which is unlike anywhere else in the USA. The Lower Rio Grande Valley is the home of many great birding sites,

Details here...

Florida's Birding & Photo Fest
April 22 - 26, 2020

Learn the foundations of photography from SHIV VERMA in his workshops and do some great birding.

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The Birdiest Festival in America
April 22 - 26, 2020

The 2019 Festival will feature optional guided field trips to regional birding hot spots and private ranches, Nature Photography, vendor trade-shows, bird walks, The Raptor Project presentations, and lots of South Texas hospitality.  The inaugural year (2017) had 246 species and (2018) had 257 species.

Details here...

Stikine River Birding Festival
April 30 - May 3, 2020

Wrangell is the gateway community for the Stikine River Delta, where the arrival of thousands of bald eagles creates the largest springtime concentration in North America. The festival is the perfect opportunity for adventurous birdwatchers to observe millions of shorebirds, which migrate to the delta each spring. The Stikine River and its tributaries are located within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area of the Tongass National Forest.

Get the details...

Balcones Songbird Festival
April 24 -26, 2020

The Balcones Songbird Festival is a celebration of nature through a collection of interpretive events to experience both birds and their habitat.

More here...

Birds in the Hills Festival
April 24 - 26, 2020

Join Rural Action, Camp Oty’Okwa, and the Athens Area Birders for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival April 26-28 at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills. This affordable three-day festival will feature activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone with even a remote interest in birds and the outdoors, including those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars.

Details...

Hatchie BirdFest
April 24 - 26 2020

Unique outdoor adventures and over 200 species of birds await you on the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. 


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Spring Fling
April 2020 To be announced!

WPBO’s Celebration of Bird Migration when members and their guests “migrate” to Paradise, Michigan and the Whitefish Point area to visit with old friends, both human and avian. Many activities are being planned for another refreshing weekend of birding experiences.

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Owens Lake Bird Festival
April 24 - 26, 2020

The Owens Lake Bird Festival showcases the migration of birds through the Mojave desert, along the historic Owens Lake. This festival merges magic of the historic west and ancient tribal histories at the Alabama Hills with the stark natural beauty at the edge of Death Valley. 30+ outings highlight the birds, photography, botany, geology, and history of this important location. LADWP’s unique dust management engineering restored the lakes important bird habitats where saltwater and freshwater interact to host a huge number of traveling bird species.

Learn more about the outings, schedule, and more

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
April 24 - 26, 2020

Grab your brood and come celebrate our 10th Anniversary of the Festival with keynote speaker Kenn Kaufman. Kaufman is a lifelong naturalist, and the the originator and editor of the Kaufman Field Guides series. His fascination with birds developed at the age of six, and he went on to become one of the world's best-known bird experts, but his interests extend to every area of nature. Learn more and stay tuned for our special Kaufman dinner, walk and keynote programming in 2019.

Point Reyes National Seashore provides the backdrop for our festival, where the Pacific Flyway, Pacific Ocean, and other influences provide an ideal location for birding and wildlife viewing. In fact, the area was named the #1 birding hotspot in 2017, where over 54% of all North American bird species have been recorded.

Over the three day weekend attendees choose from 50+ educational field outings and classroom-based events based in Marin and Sonoma counties, and focused on birds, wildlife, plants and marine life + hiking, biking, kayaking, art and field photography, and led by some of the Bay Area’s award-winning naturalists and birders. The festival engages birders, artists, and nature lovers by providing quality birding and nature experiences and workshops. Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of birds and the habitat unique to Marin-Sonoma counties. The festival is open to a variety of ages and experience levels. Additionally, the festival features Friday and Saturday evening programs with keynote speakers to for adults to meet, mingle, eat, drink and enjoy keynote presentations by top biologists and naturalists! Learn more: http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/

Marin-Sonoma, CA, USA

Migration Celebration
April 2020  To be announced!

The Migration Celebration is held during peak bird migration season at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. The two-day event includes several free activities for children including: archery, fishing, BB gun range, bug sweeping, microscopes, touch tanks and reptiles.

Details...

Spring Birding Days
April 30 - May 8, 2020

Celebrate the spring migration on Little St. Simons Island! Guest ornithologists join our staff naturalists on excursions highlighting the abundance of species that flock here during this special time.

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New River Birding & Nature Festival
April 27 - May 3, 2020

Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird and nature watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours.

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Birding Calendar of Events for:

     May 2020

Ontario Nature

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature this month, CLICK HERE. (Please change the date at the top of the page.)

World Migratory Bird Day
Saturday May 9, 2020

In 1993, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center created International Migratory Bird Day.

Details about 2020 coming!

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Spring Birding Days
April 30 - May 8, 2020

Celebrate the spring migration on Little St. Simons Island! Guest ornithologists join our staff naturalists on excursions highlighting the abundance of species that flock here during this special time.

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Birding the Hills
2020 To be announced!

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Hills program in Gillespie County from April 29-May 3.

“We decided to plan this program after the success of Birding the Border in Val Verde and Kinney counties last year,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Uvalde. “Gillespie County is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and this program allows for three full days of birding in the Edwards Plateau ecoregion.”

Program attendees will learn about the area and its bird species during a welcome dinner upon arrival.

Details...

New River Birding & Nature Festival
April 27 - May 3, 2020

Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird and nature watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours.

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Hillman Marsh Shorebird Celebration
2020 To be announced!

The Annual Hillman Marsh Shorebird Celebration, featuring migrating birds and Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) helping to identify them, takes place at the Hillman Marsh Conservation Area.

Experts from Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) will be at the Shorebird Viewing Shelter from 3pm – 5pm, six days per week, to help guests identify these stunning creatures. OFO will not be on site on Mondays.

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Point Pelee Festival Of Birds
2020  To be announced!

Point Pelee is part of a peninsula, located at the crossroads of two major migration routes, extending into the western basin of Lake Erie. It is one of the first points of land spring migration reach in the pre-dawn hours when crossing Lake Erie at night.

By the end of April, the first wave of songbirds arrives. The best time to see the greatest diversity of songbirds is the first three weeksof May. Forty-two (42) of the 55 regularly occurring warbler species in North America have been recorded at Point Pelee.
 

Festival of Birds Calendar of Events

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival
May 7 - 10 2020

"5 million shorebirds can't be wrong"

We invite you to join the mass migration of Pacific shorebirds, raptors, waterfowl and songbirds.  Their shoreside respite is framed against the pristine backdrop of coastal glaciers and mountains, the breathtaking vista that we call home.  Come outfitted with your binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, sketch pads and pencils and leave with a heart full of memories.  Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival, Alaska's original bird festival.

Details here...

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival
May 15 - 17 2020

The 6th Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! Spring migration along Colorado’s Front Range is often full of surprises. The Pikes Peak region has much to offer, with the shortgrass prairie rising to meet the forested foothills and deep canyons of the southern Front Range, and rich, riparian forests providing for countless birds, insects, and other wildlife.

Anticipated Opening Date for Early Bird Registration:
March 21 through April 11, 2020

Get details...

World Bee Day
2020 To be announced!

Learn the value of bees around the world.

World Bee Day United Nations May 20

World Bee Day from WorldBeeDay.org!

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)
May 11 & October 12, 2019

This year’s theme − “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” − will put the spotlight on the negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats.

Find an event near you to participate in or start your own!

World Migratory Bird Day



Birding Calendar of Events for:

     June 2020

Ontario Nature

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Birding Calendar of Events for:

     July 2020

Ontario Nature

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Birding Calendar of Events for:

     August 2020

Ontario Nature

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Sedona Hummingbird Festival
August 2020 To be announced!

Tickets will go on sale April 1 at 12:00 noon, MST; all ticket purchases must be made online.

We Love Hummingbirds!

Stay tuned for the details from the HummingbirdSociety.org HERE!

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
August 5 - 9 2020

Registration for 2020 begins on April 1.

Check out the newest info on the 2020 Festival at tucsonaudubon.org/festival2020


Birding Calendar of Events for:

     September 2020

Ontario Nature

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature this month, CLICK HERE. (Please change the date at the top of the page.)

Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration
September 2020 To be announced!

Join us for the 21st annual Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration, one of the Southeast's biggest nature festivals. Highlights include renowned guest speakers, guided nature walks, live animal shows, kids activity zone, wagon rides, nature-themed arts & crafts vendors, native plant sale and up-close views of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds being banded and released!

Mississippi Get the details...

Birding Calendar of Events

Whooping Crane Festival
2020 To Be Announced!

The festival celebrates and supports the ongoing efforts to save the endangered Whooping crane from extinction.

https://www.whoopingcranefestival.org/

Puget Sound Bird Fest
September 11-13, 2020

Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington is an annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. It is listed as one of Seattle's best events on events12.com, the web site of events currently over 12 months in major cities.

Our three-day event includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults. Plan to spend the weekend in Edmonds, birding and meeting other birders, naturalists, photographers, and people engaged in fascinating bird research projects.

More details on website...

Festival Of Hawks
September 2020 To Be Announced!

Location: Holiday Beach Conservation Area, 6952 County Road 50, Amherstburg, Ontario, N0R1G0

Join experts from the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory for this natural spectacle. Watch thousands of birds of prey flying overheard. Take in free programs hosted by local experts and see live hawks and owls up close. A great family event for experts and amateurs alike.

More info here...

HummerBird Celebration
September 17-20, 2020

Birders Paradise

Join us for the 32nd Annual Hummerbird Celebration on September 17-20. This year we are back and better than ever, featuring over 75 vendors more than 12 speakers and a variety of nature-inspired field trips on land and sea. The Celebration is fun, educational and inspiring. It is designed for those who enjoy bird watching as well as those who follow the migration patterns. If you enjoy nature, birds or some aspect of them, then this event is for you. Help us remember the year and tag us on social media! #RFHummerBird #HummerBird2020

More details...

Hawai’i Island Festival of Birds
September 2020 Dates to be Announced!

Looking forward to seeing you at our full festival in 2020

See website...

Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
September  Dates to be announced!

The Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration promotes the unique breeding habitat found in the St. Francisville, Louisiana, area. The event provides the opportunity to observe hummingbirds up close.

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Manomet’s Bird-a-Thon
September 2020 Dates to be announced!

Manomet’s Bird-a-Thon is a 48-hour birding competition and fundraiser that supports Manomet’s Landbird Conservation Program. The format is similar to a walk-a-thon, except the goal is to see the most birds possible. Since this is our 40th annual Bird-A-Thon, this year we are upping the competition by introducing several different prize categories.

See details...

Birding Calendar of Events


American Birding Expo
2020 To Be Announced!

DEAR EXPO FANS AND FRIENDS,

As you may have heard, American Birding Expo founder and Bird Watcher’s Digest editor/publisher Bill Thompson, III, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 25, 2019.

While the team at Bird Watcher’s Digest is well-equipped to keep this birding lifestyle company moving right along, we recognize the need for each Expo to be the most successful one yet. This year, it would be difficult to pull off a record-breaking Expo without Bill’s dynamism and connections. There will be no 2019 American Birding Expo, although Bird Watcher’s Digest, Watching Backyard Birds, BirdWire, Reader Rendezvous, Redstart Birding, and all our other endeavors will continue. We invite you to learn more about these publications and programs at birdwatchersdigest.com

We are in the earliest stages of planning an American Birding Expo in future years. Stay tuned for information about it and all the exciting things we have in store.

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Hawk Weekend Festival
September 2020 To be announced!

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota, is one of North America’s best places to experience fall bird migration. The festival will include field trips, hikes, programs, and other activities.

More info here...

Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania
September 2020 To be announced!

For the 11th year, learn as you enjoy the wonders of the annual migration at 2 iconic bird and butterfly hotspots in the lower keys.  Join the flock and explore more about the natural wonder of migration by attending one of the the Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania Birding & Nature Adventure offered by the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on College Road, Key West , FL,  in partnership with the National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key, Florida.

More here...

Oregon Shorebird Festival
September 2020 To be announced!

More Information Coming

Monterey Bay Birding Festival
September 2020  To be announced!

This event, in Watsonville, California, is designed for both seasoned and beginning birders, as well as outdoor lovers. The festival offers a unique opportunity to explore, learn, and appreciate world-class habitats such as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Elkhorn Slough National Marine Estuary, and Pinnacles National Monument.

More info...

Wings Over Willapa
September 24-27, 2020

Join us for the third annual Wings Over Willapa Festival where we connect people with birds, nature, and art in celebration of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Located on Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula, we have a weekend full of guided tours, artist workshops, presentations, and fun-filled events. Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting acquainted with the great outdoors, nature lovers of all ages are sure to find plenty to do.

Details here...



Birding Calendar of Events for:

     October 2020

Ontario Nature
October

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature CLICK HERE.

October Big Day
Saturday, October 19, 2019

From eBird

October Big Day is back! Can we beat last year’s total of 6,331 species on a single October day? Even if you only have 5 minutes free on 19 October, you can join the fun.


Stay tuned for more information in coming weeks, and start planning your October19 birding!

Kelly Stanton Environmentally Significant Area Field Trip
Sunday, August 25 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

99 Prince of Wales Gate, London, Ontario

(Open to the public) Meet the leader at the turnaround area at the south end of Prince of Wales Gate (Prince of Wales Gate runs south off of Gainsborough Rd, west of Hyde Park Rd) in northwest London. We will be observing open field and prairie plants and birds. Call 416 729 0544 if more information is required.

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)
May 11 & October 12, 2019

This year’s theme − “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” − will put the spotlight on the negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats.

Find an event near you to participate in or start your own!

World Migratory Bird Day

Cape May Fall Festival
October 17 –  20, 2019

NJ Audubon’s Fall Festival is the longest running birding festival in the country.

New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory has its finger on the pulse of fall migration and you are invited to be a part of it. Four official migratory counts take place during the fall: the Monarch Monitoring Project, the Avalon Seawatch, the Morning Flight Songbird Count, and of course the celebrated Cape May Hawkwatch.

See website for details...



Birding Calendar of Events for:

     November 2019

Ontario Nature
November

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature CLICK HERE.

Project FeederWatch Needs Your Help!
November 9, 2019 to April 2 2020

At regular intervals from November to April, thousands of FeederWatchers count the kinds and numbers of birds at their feeders, then submit their observations to us. This information helps scientists study winter bird populations.

Project FeederWatch participants receive a full-colour bird poster and calendar, a FeederWatch Handbook and Instruction Book, access to the data entry portion of the FeederWatch website, and the chance to contribute to a continent-wide bird research project.

Project FeederWatch is a joint program of Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

For more information and to participate...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Studies Canada



Birding Calendar of Events for:

     December 2019

Project FeederWatch Needs Your Help!
November 9, 2019 to April 2 2020

At regular intervals from November to April, thousands of FeederWatchers count the kinds and numbers of birds at their feeders, then submit their observations to us. This information helps scientists study winter bird populations.

Project FeederWatch participants receive a full-colour bird poster and calendar, a FeederWatch Handbook and Instruction Book, access to the data entry portion of the FeederWatch website, and the chance to contribute to a continent-wide bird research project.

Project FeederWatch is a joint program of Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

For more information and to participate...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Studies Canada

Ontario Nature

To see what is going on at Ontario Nature this month, CLICK HERE. (Please change the date at the top of the page.)

Azores Birdwatching Arts Festival
December 11 - 22   

Pico Island hosts the second annual Azores Birdwatching Arts Festival with events between December 11 and 22. Talks, photography exhibit and an expedition, as well as children’s events are part of the program.

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - December 22 @ 9:00 pm   

Event Categories: Art exhibitions and contests, Bird Walks, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Lectures and Workshops

Website for more information: http://www.azoresbirdwatching.com

Christmas Bird Count
December 14 and January 5

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.

How to Partcipate:

In Canada - Contact Bird Studies Canada



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