Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival 2015

December 8, 2014 by  
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Taking place on 21-26 January, this event inclues field trips, classroom presentations, expert keynot speakers, a pelagic trip, silent auction, art show and more. Special features and activities include the Raptor Project, Raptor Rendezvous, When Eagles Roar, and Scavenger Hunt. For more information visit www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org

Date: 21-26 January 2015
Venue: Eastern Floriday State College
City: Titusville
State: Florida

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration 2015

September 12, 2014 by  
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The The 13th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is scheduled for 5-7 June 2015, at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths, New York.

The event will feature field trips to boreal birding hot spots, informative lectures, and workshops. Field trips include: two all-day birding trips on Friday (Birding Across the Adirondacks and Birding the St. Lawrence Valley), plus a selection of half-day field trips on Saturday and Sunday (Bloomingdale Bog, Whiteface Mountain, Intervale Lowlands, Madawaska Flow, Birding by Ear at the VIC, Beginner Birder Workshop at the VIC, and Heaven Hill Farm/John Brown Homestead).

The keynote speaker is Chris Rimmer, conservation biologist and founding director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. He will speak on the conservation of the Bicknell’s Thrush, drawing on the findings of twenty years of research. Some of the boreal species that participants in the birding festival hope to find include the Black-backed Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, Bicknell’s Thrush and a variety of migrating warblers, including the Golden-winged Warbler.

The 3,000-acre Paul Smiths VIC contains every habitat type found in the Adirondack Park with the exception of alpine vegetation. Included on the property is a 60-acre marsh, five ponds, several brooks and swamps, bogs, fens, and varied forest types, most notably northern boreal forest. The site includes significant glacial and geological features and provides scenic vistas of Saint Regis Mountain and Jenkins Mountain. The VIC property includes over 25 miles of trails, including 6 miles of interpretive trails.

For more information: http://www.gabc.info

Date: 5-7 June 2014
Venue: Paul Smiths College Visitor Interpretive Center
City: New York

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival 2014

September 10, 2014 by  
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The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has been running for more than two decades, presenting topnotch leaders and speakers, field trips, workshops and more. Don’t miss this family-fun event.

Field trip leaders include Steve Howell, Tom Johnson, Jon Dunn, Michael O’Brien, Kevin Karlson, Bill Clark, Sheri Williamson, Jeffrey Gordon …and the list doesn’t end there!For more information visit http://rgvbf.org/

Dates: 5-9 November 2014
Location: Harlingen, Texas

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival 2014

September 10, 2014 by  
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The 6th annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival is set to take place on 29 October to 2 November, offering an opportunity for birders and farmers to appreciate the importance of the region’s wetlands to birds. Birders will be able to visit local rice fields for bird watching as well as exploring nearby birding areas and take trips to local points of interest. For more information visit the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival Website.

Dates: 28 October to 2 November 2014
Venue: Jennings, Louisiana

Monterey Bay Birding Festival 2014

September 9, 2014 by  
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Taking place on 25-28 September, the Monterey Bay Birding Festival features field trips, practical workshops and presentations by birding experts. Speakers include Kenn Kaufman, Brian Sullivan and Don Roverson. Marilyn Rose will present workshops on Birding Optics Demystified and Scott Terrill will present Pelagic Birds Identification. For more information visit montereybaybirding.org

Dates: 25-28 September 2014
Location: Watsonville, California

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