Birding Festivals and Events

If you’re wild about wild birds, birding festivals & events are the place to be!

With feathered fun for everyone, birding festivals are a wonderful way to learn about birds and connect with other birders. Meet fellow birding enthusiasts through guided tours, arts & crafts, educational seminars, talks from keynote speakers, children’s activities, vendors of bird feeders & birding products, and so much more! Fly to new heights with avian experts who answer your questions and give you birding tips and techniques to enrich your passion for birds!

Many birding festivals focus on bird species with plentiful populations in the local area, and attending festivals outside your region gives you the chance to see new birds & habitats beyond your own backyard. Your support helps birding festivals raise awareness about the importance of protecting & connecting with nature, because the more birders attend birding festivals, the more respect for nature, habitat, and the environment will spread to our communities.

So take flight, expand your horizons, and explore new worlds of birds!

Nov 22, 2018 to Nov 25, 2018 • Waterfowl Weekend at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge • Chincoteague Island, VA, USA
Fall heralds the return of thousands of snow geese from their northern tundra breeding grounds to the milder climate of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge for the winter. Also enjoy a variety of ducks and swans, as well as flocks of visitors who celebrate Thanksgiving weekend in this special place. The Wildlife Loop Trail will be open during Waterfowl Weekend for extended access. Visitors can drive around the trail from 9 a.m. until dusk. Contact: 757-336-6122, fw5rw_cnwr@fws.gov.