Why do so many birders make an annual trip to a birding festival as part of their vacation plans? You have to attend one to know what you’re missing. You’ll be part of a happy group of birders who love nothing more than scouring a nature trail in search of their favorite feathered friend. These birders are a generous lot offering to share their scope for a peek at a heron in a distant pond and give advise about what they’ve learned about attracting humming birds. You’ll hear from experts in the field and meet folks just like you, who can’t get enough of following birds at a 2024 birding festival.
This list is not complete because the dates for many of the Fall birding events have not been decided. Please send me firstname.lastname@example.org any updates and corrections.
January 11-15 Everglades Birding Festival https://www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com/
Fort Lauderdale FL
January 24-28 Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival Port Canaveral FL
March 8-10 Monte Vista Crane Festival https://mvcranefest.org/ Monte Vista CO
April 18-21 Galverston Feather Fest, Galverston TX
April 24-28 Birdiest Festival in America Corpus Christi, TX
May 1-4 Birdiest Festival in America http://birdiestfestival.org Corpus Christi TX
May 1-4 Southwest Spring Fling https://www.swwings.org/ Sierra Vista AZ
May 16-19 Cape May Spring Festival Cape May NJ https://njaudubon.org/cape-may-spring-festival/
May 16-19 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival https://www.daviscountyutah.gov/greatsaltlakebirdfest
June 7-9 Rangeley Birding Festival Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Rangeley ME
July 31-August 3 Southwest Summer Festival https://www.swwings.org/ Sierra Vista AZ
August 7-14 Southeast AZ Birding Festival Tucson AZ
August 29- September 1 Yampa Valley Crane Festival Steamboat Springs CO