THE BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING FESTIVAL
MAY 4-13, 2018, OREGON, OHIO
Held in the “Warbler Capital of the World,” this festival in northwestern Ohio features bird ID workshops, guided bird trips, birding by canoe and keynote presentations. A total of 235 species were seen at the 2017 festival, including 35 warbler species.
Visit biggestweekinamericanbirding.com for more information.
UTE MOUNTAIN MESA VERDE BIRDING FESTIVAL
MAY 9-13, 2018, CORTEZ, COLORADO
This southwestern Colorado festival features tours, lectures, a banquet and a bird-themed art show. There have been 180 species seen during this festival.
For more information, visit cortezculturalcenter.org/birding-festival.
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
MAY 12-13, 2018
This is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and nonbreeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Each year IMBD explores a different aspect of migratory birds and their conservation. Many wildlife refuges take part in IMBD celebrations.
As the date approaches, check birdday.org for more IMBD event listings.
THE GREAT SALT LAKE BIRD FESTIVAL
MAY 17-21, 2018, FARMINGTON, UTAH
Five days of workshops and tours in a variety of bird habitats from ranches to the Great Salt Lake are offered.
POTHOLES AND PRAIRIE BIRDING FESTIVAL
JUNE 13-17, 2018, CARRINGTON, NORTH DAKOTA
Bird watchers from up to 20 states participate in tours, seminars and other activities. Highlights last year included sightings of 145 bird species including at least one life bird.
For information, visit birdingdrives.com/Our_Festival.html.