Aiken is notified of birding festivals around the nation. We’ve provided links here to those and any other event that catches our attention. For an impressively comprehensive list, check the ABA websiteColorado Birder’s website has ALL birding events in Colorado and then some. Be sure to register early, as festival field trips fill up quickly. Please note that many festivals have been canceled due to COVID-19.

Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival
May 13 – 15, 2022


Birding Festivals by month:


Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, CA

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, FL

Wings over Willcox, AZ

Everglades Birding Festival, FL


Laredo Birding Festival, TX

High Plains Snow Goose Festival, Lamar, CO


The Rivers & Wildlife Celebration: Nebraska’s Crane Festival, in Kearney

Monte Vista Crane Festival, Alamosa, CO


Nebraska Prairie Chicken Tours

Wings ‘N’ Wetlands Festival, Great Bend, KS

Karvel Birding Festival, Karvel, CO

Olympic Birdfest, Neah Bay tour, & San Juan Islands Cruise, WA


Bent on Birding, Bent County, CO

Southwest Wings – Spring Fling, Sierra Vista, AZ

Wings & Wetlands Festival, Cheyenne Bottoms & Quivira NWR, KS

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival, El Paso County, CO

Ute Mountain/Mesa Verde Birding Festival, Cortez, Colorado

Yakutat Tern Festival, Yakutat, AK


Colorado Field Ornithologist Annual Convention, CO (date varies)


National Audubon Convention


Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival, Sierra Vista, AZ

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, AZ


Cheyenne/High Plains Bird-day Party, WY

Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO

Birding Festival of the Keys, FL


Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival, TX

Festival of the Cranes, Bosque del Apache, NM