Birding festivals within the second half of April 2022

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Like just about all different massive gatherings of individuals, festivals for birdwatchers had been compelled to cancel within the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of them held digital occasions later in 2020 and in 2021. This 12 months, most festivals are planning in-person occasions, whereas some could also be on-line solely. Others will maintain hybrid festivals, with in-person and on-line occasions, so even in the event you can’t journey to a dream location, you may benefit from the competition from the consolation of dwelling.

In fact, the plans for particular person festivals may change as a result of current surge within the pandemic, and we all know of some that lately cancelled or postponed for this 12 months. Some festivals might require that attendees put on masks and/or be vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus, so examine for COVID-related guidelines on the web sites of any occasions chances are you’ll need to attend.

Going to a birding competition is a good way to search out extra birds and to study concerning the birds and pure options of a selected place or area. The checklist that follows covers festivals slated to happen within the final half of April. (A few of them start in late April and proceed into Might.) We hope it helps you discover an occasion to join and, while you go, extra birds to your life checklist!

 

Gulf Coast Spring Fling

APRIL 9-MAY 8

Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, Quintana, Texas

gcbo.org/spring-fling

 

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Pageant

APRIL 15-17

Arcata, California

godwitdays.org

 

Birdiest Pageant in America

APRIL 20-24

Corpus Christi, Texas

birdiestfestival.org

 

Florida’s Birding & Photograph Fest

APRIL 20-24

St. Augustine Seaside, Florida

floridasbirdingandphotofest.com

 

Migratory Bird Fest and Birdathon

APRIL 20-MAY 20

San Antonio, Texas

mitchelllake.audubon.org/birdathon

 

Little St. Simons Island Birding Days

APRIL 21 – APRIL 28

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

littlestsimonsisland.com/events-and-programs/birding-days

 

Level Reyes Birding and Nature Pageant

APRIL 21-24

Level Reyes Station, California

pointreyesbirdingfestival.org

 

Verde Valley Birding and Nature Pageant

APRIL 21-24

Lifeless Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona

verderiver.org/birding-festival

 

Galveston FeatherFest Birding & Nature Pictures Pageant

APRIL 21-24

Galveston Island, Texas

galvestonfeatherfest.com

 

Harney County Migratory Bird Pageant

APRIL 21-24

Burns, Oregon

migratorybirdfestival.com

 

Stikine River Birding Pageant

APRIL 22-MAY 8

Wrangell, Alaska

stikinebirding.org

 

Bird of Prey Days at Braddock Bay

APRIL 22-24

Rochester, New York

bbrr.org

 

Hatchie BirdFest

APRIL 22-24

Brownsville, Tennessee

hatchiebirdfest.com

 

Owens Lake Bird Pageant

APRIL 22-24

Lone Pine, California

friendsoftheinyo.org/owens-lake-bird-festival

 

Ohio Valley Birding Pageant

APRIL 22-23

John James Audubon State Park, Henderson, Kentucky

parks.ky.gov/henderson/occasions/occasions/ohio-valley-birding-festival

 

Georgia Bird Fest

APRIL 23-MAY 15

Atlanta, Georgia

georgiaaudubon.org/birdfest.html

 

“Ding” Darling Day

APRIL 24

J.N. “Ding” Darling Nationwide Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida

dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/ding-darling-days

 

Spring Chirp

APRIL 27-30

Valley Nature Middle, Weslaco, Texas

springchirp.com

 

Crimson Cliffs Bird Fest at Better Zion

APRIL 28-30

St. George, Utah

redcliffsbirdfest.com

 

Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Pageant

Hybrid competition with digital shows and assets for self-guided shorebird viewing.

APRIL 24-MAY 6 

Hoquiam, Washington

shorebirdfestival.com

 

Mountain Plover Pageant

APRIL 29-MAY 1

Karval, Colorado

mountainploverfestival.com

 

California Duck Days

APRIL 30

Davis, California

yolobasin.org/californiaduckdays

 

Nice Dismal Swamp Birding Pageant

APRIL 30

Nice Dismal Swamp Nationwide Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk, Virginia

fws.gov/refuge/great_dismal_swamp

 

Worldwide Pageant of Owls

APRIL 30-MAY 1

Houston, Minnesota

festivalofowls.com

 

Level Pelee Pageant of Birds

APRIL 30-MAY 23

Level Pelee Nationwide Park, Ontario

festivalofbirds.ca

 

Verify again quickly for extra competition listings in upcoming months, or view our calendar of occasions.

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