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

Hawk Weekend Festival 2014

September 9, 2014 by  
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The Hawk Weekend Festival features workshops, field trips, a Birding by Boat Trip, live bird demonstrations, interpretive programs and more. For all the info on this exciting annual event visit www.hawkridge.org

Dates: 19-21 September 2014
Venue: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
City: Duluth
State: Minnesota

Wings and Wildflowers Festival

August 6, 2014 by  
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From Segway tours of secluded ecotourism attractions to a 5K run around Leesburg, Lake County’s 3rd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival is offering new events that will appeal to birders and beyond.

The festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 at Venetian Gardens, located at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, will spotlight Lake County’s growing reputation as Florida’s premier birding destination and features field trips to birding hotspots and wildflower havens.

New to the festival this year are two guided Segway tours through Emeralda Marsh, a 7,000-acre conversation area considered to be the crown jewel of Lake County birding. It is best known for viewing herons and egrets, and is home to a vast array of species including the King Rail, Purple Gallinule, Limpkin and Barn Owl. The tours are $50 per person and will be held at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4.

Sponsored by Advocare of Eustis, the “Running is for the Birds 5K” is a family-friendly run/walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at Venetian Gardens and winding through the City of Leesburg’s Venetian, Fountain Lake and Magnolia trails. Registration is $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Florida Ornithological Society.

Also for the first time, nature enthusiasts are invited to join Patricia Burgos of Lake County Water Authority and Shari Blisset-Clark of the Florida Bat Conservancy for the free “Wildflowers and Bats” field trip from 2- 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3. Staff will discuss the efforts taken to convert a pasture into a lively wildflower meadow and visit the Flat Island bat houses to learn the benefits of inviting bats into home gardens.

To sign up for these and many other Wings & Wildflowers events, visit www.wingsandwildflowers.com. For up-to-date festival information, follow www.facebook.com/WingsandWildflowers or www.twitter.com/wingswildflower.

Puget Sound Bird Fest 2014

July 25, 2014 by  
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Offering the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow birding enthusiasts, artists, environmentalists and wildlife photographers, the Puget Sound Bird Fest will take place on 5-7 September 2014. There will be activities for all ages, with guided bird walks, presentations by expert birders, field trips, craft sessions for kids and more. The keynote speaker this year will be Tony Angell. For more information on this family-fun event visit www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org

Dates: 5-7 September 2014
Venue: Puget Sound
City: Edmonds
State: Washington

Sedona Hummingbird Festival 2014

June 16, 2014 by  
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Hummingbird experts from around the world will be sharing their knowledge and pictures over the three days of the festival, which will also feature an art exhibit, vendor stands, birding trips and other exciting activities. For more information visit www.hummingbirdsociety.org/hummingbird-festival

Dates: 1-3 August 2014
Venue: Sedona Red Rock High School
City: Sedona
State: Arizona
Country: United States

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