Birding Festivals in California and Nearby

See Field Trips, Programs, Owens Lake, and CBC pages for more!

2017 Birding Festivals


Wings Over Willcox

Willcox, Arizona
January 11-15, 2017
Registration for Wings Over Willcox opens October 3, 2016. See website for details.

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

Morro Bay, CA
January 13-16, 2017
Online registration for the 2017 Festival opens 8 a.m., November 5th, 2016.

Galt Winter Bird Festival

Galt, CA
January 21, 2017 - David Sibley is the Keynote in 2017!

Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway

Chico, CA
January 24 - 28, 2018
Check website for registration information, available in December

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Winter Wings Festival

Klamath Falls, Oregon
President’s Day Weekend
February 16-19, 2017
Registration opens December 10, 2016

Eastern Sierra Audubon Event Great Backyard Bird Count

Your backyard!
February 17-20, 2017

San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival

Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
February 19-21, 2017

San Diego Bird Festival

San Diego, CA
February 23-26, 2017
This is a big one! Registration opens in October. Online registration is free, and many events are free! Many events are also full - go to the San Diego Bird Festivalwebsite to check it out!

California Duck Days

Davis, CA
February 24-25, 2017

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Godwit Days

Arcata, CA
April 19-25, 2017

Eastern Sierra Event Owens Lake Bird Festival

Lone Pine, CA
April 28-30, 2017

We've set the dates for the 3rd annual Owens Lake Bird Festival. Stay tuned for more details over the coming months. We look forard to seeing you next spring.

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Eastern Sierra Event Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

Lee Vining, CA
June 16-18, 2017

Get your binoculars ready for the 16th Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua coming June 16-18, 2017! Eastern Sierra Audubon is a proud sponsor of this great birding event. We hope you’ll be here to celebrate and support the rich diversity of bird life, the legacy of avian research, and the ongoing conservation efforts in the Eastern Sierra—all while having a darn good time. We hope to see you at the Chautauqua!

Registration opens Monday, April 15th at 6:30am. We encourage you to register online at that time as some classes do fill quickly. As you gear up for registration, please read our tips for a smooth registration process. There are no early registrations. The complete Chautauqua program will be available online soon, so you can choose your first, second, and third choices ahead of time.

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Eastern Sierra Event Birding the Valley

Coleville/Walker/Topaz, Northern Mono County
September 9-10, 2017
Explore the beautiful Antelope Valley in Northern Mono County, with birding, hiking, geology, photography, and more.

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Sandhill Crane Festival

Lodi, CA
November 3-5 , 2017

California Swan Festival

Marysville, CA
November 10-12, 2017


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