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Birding Festivals - May

Neotropical Songbird Tour
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, LA
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Down East Spring Birding Festival
Trescott TWP, Maine

The annual Down East Spring Birding Festival provides a unique birding experience during spring migration and the breeding season with four days of self-guided explorations, guided hikes, boat tours and presentations led by area experts. The region sports the greatest variety of habitats on the East Coast, including boreal and northern hardwood forests, bogs, fresh- and salt-water marshes, grassy and shrubby fields, streams and lakes, steep rugged headlands, extensive tidal flats, and coastal islands. Over 400 bird species have been sighted in Maine, and almost three-quarters of them have been sighted here. Come and see why northeast coastal Maine and the waters around Machias Seal Island (home to Atlantic Puffins!) have been identified as "one of the important bird areas in the US" by the American Bird Conservancy.
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Tawas Point Birding Festival
East Tawa, Michigan
Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Recent species highlights include: Kirtland's Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. Over 200 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2014.
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Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Join us in May as we take you to some of the hottest birding sites in Minnesota!  The Detroit Lakes area is located in a transition zone in northwestern Minnesota where tall grass prairie meets northern hardwood and conifer forest ecosystems. The area is peppered with lakes and wetlands.  All of the state-listed bird species have been documented in the festival birding area.
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Mountain Birding Festival
Ashland, Oregon
The Mountain Bird Festival offers guided bird walks, keynote presentations, fine art galleries, cocktail parties, music, local foods, and a feel-good community atmosphere. We will have half-day and full-day field trips both Saturday and Sunday. Some of our target birds are: Redhead, Common Merganser, Mountain Quail, nesting Sandhill Cranes, nesting Osprey, Ferruginous Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, dancing Western and Clark's Grebes, Wilson's Snipe, Black Terns, Great Gray Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Vaux's Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, Prairie Falcon, Lewis's Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Williamson's Sapsucker, White-headed Woodpecker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, Mountain Bluebird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Vesper Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Lazuli Bunting.
Phone: 541-201-0866 x5
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Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival
 Ashland, Wisconsin
Spend a weekend of birding and nature activities on Wisconsin's south shore of Lake Superior during the peak of spring migration. With over 110 activities to choose from, birders and nature lovers of all skills and ages will find a wealth of choices at this year's festival.
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Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
Location: Farmington, Utah
Enjoy millions of migratory birds who enjoy the environs of the world famous Great Salt Lake, the best birding areas in Northern Utah. Bird with national and local birding experts.
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