Birding Festivals - October

Check the web sites or contact the event for specific dates, lodging and additional information.

Florida
Bird Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami, Florida
Lectures, expert-led bird walks, birding vendors, kids' activities and more.
Phone Number: 305-667-1651x3377
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Wings & Wildflowers
Leesburg, Florida
Enjoy field trips in birding hotspots and wildflower havens. Presentations by some of the birding community's top experts.
Phone Number: 352-742-3918
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"Ding" Darling Days
Sanibel, FL.
A week of eco-activities with all-free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, hot dogs, kids crafts, and more. Birding, boating, tram, paddleboarding and kayaking activities fill the week.
Phone Number: 239-472-1100
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Louisiana
Yellow Rails & Rice Festival
Jennings, LA
Designed with fun in mind, its primary goal is to provide participants a unique venue to view Yellow Rails while at the same time bringing birders and farmers together to realize the value to birds of the area’s “working wetlands.”
225-642-5763
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Michigan
CraneFest
Bellevue, MI
The major attraction of the festival is the spectacle of thousands of Greater Sandhill Cranes returning to their evening roost. A great family event that includes a Wildlife Art Show, guided nature hikes, and many children's activities.
Michigan Audubon
Phone Number: 517-641-4277
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Virginia
Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival
Cape Charles, VA.
Cape Charles is one of the most important migration stop-overs on the East Coast. Millions of songbirds and butterflies and thousands of raptors pass through on their fall migration. At the 2013 Festival 173 species were seen including the Le Conte's sparrow and the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
Phone Number: 757-442-5263
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