Wings Over Water North West Birding Festival

December 18, 2014 by  
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The 13th Annual Wings Over Water North West Birding Festival is a celebration of the migratory birds that stop over at various locations in the Northwest of Washington State along the Pacific Flyway. The festival features field trips, demonstrations, nature cruises, expert speakers, a birding expo, children’s activities and more.

For more information visit http://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com/

Date: 13 to 15 March 2015
Location: Blaine
State: Washington
Country: United States

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

Orlando Wetlands Festival 2015

November 5, 2014 by  
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Come and enjoy the Orlando Wetlands Festival on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 9am-3pm at Fort Christmas Park.

The Orlando Wetlands Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the Orlando Wetlands Park, the City’s 1,650 acre wetland oasis. The event is sponsored by: City of Orlando, Orange Audubon Society, and Orange County Parks and Recreation.

On February 21, 2014, come and experience this unique wetland treatment system with the entire family. Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes; while, the Florida Trail Association will be providing wilderness hikes. Guided photo hikes will also be available and led by professional nature and wildlife photographers.

For those who like to sit and ride, guided bus tours will travel along the wetland berms, giving riders a chance to experience firsthand, Florida’s wild wetlands. Hay rides will also give riders a chance to relax and take in the scenery.

In addition to the numerous guided tours, there will be bird-banding and mist-netting demonstrations, as well as live music by Homer Stiles and magical comedy provided by Brian Staron.

Featured in the various wildlife shows, many different live animals will be present such as alligators, snakes, birds and many others. Also, the City’s Families, Parks and Recreation Department will be giving away free backyard trees in celebration of Arbor Day. There will be many interactive children’s activities (like Out-On-A-Limb kids tree climbing), bounce houses and much more!

So bring the whole family and invite your friends and neighbors to this fun, free educational festival. Bring your cameras, and prepare for an adventure in the wilderness.

Please leave your pets at home; there are wild animals. Food will be available for purchase. Free admission and free door prizes!

For more information: call Orlando Wetlands Park 407.568.1706.

Event Website: cityoforlando.net/wetlands

Directions: To get to the Park, take S.R. 50 to Christmas, Florida. Turn north onto 420, Ft. Christmas Rd. Continue north 1.8 miles. Fort Christmas Park will be on your left. Free parking will be located on your right across from Fort Christmas Park. The address is 1300 North Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709.

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

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