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Kirtland's Warbler Festival

Generally occurs: Throughout June
Location: CRAF Center, 606 Lake St., Roscommon, MI 48653
Address:
P.O. Box 981
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
USA

Description:
An educational celebration of the Kirtland's Warbler, its habitat, and the communities located in the jack pine ecosystem - Kirtland's Country. Highlights include guided tours to Kirtland's Warbler breeding habitat, lots of kids activities, vendors, live animals, educational presentations, live music, and more.

Birds to See:
Kirtland's Warbler, Upland Sandpiper, Clay-colored Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Nashville Warbler, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Vesper Sparrow.

Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival

Generally occurs: Throughout June
Location: Sisters, Oregon
Address:
P.O. Box 565
Bend, Oregon 97709
USA

Description:
Festival participants have a choice of guided tours in search of the 11 different woodpeckers and 200 other bird species that make the forests, burn areas and diverse habitat of Central Oregon a birding hot spot. In addition to full day and half day hikes with small, intimate groups, a night prowl is a popular part of this annual event.

Birds to See:
Lewis' Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, RBSA X RNSA Hybrid, Downy Woodpecker,Hairy Woodpecker, Whited-headed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker. List of additional 200 species found during the festival is available at www.ecaudubon.org.

Virtual Kirtland's Warbler Festival 2021

Generally occurs: Throughout June
Location: Roscommon, MI
Address:
PO Box 981
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
USA

Description:
The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is partnering with the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance to go virtual in 2021! Join us on Zoom June 5th at 9:00 am Eastern Time. We will start out with a tour of the Jack Pines, to see and hear Kirtland’s Warblers on their breeding grounds and learn about their life history. Next will be several short programs from the various organizations and agencies involved in Kirtland’s Warbler conservation. Each group will discuss what their current and future roles are now that Kirtland’s have recovered and been removed from the Federal Endangered Species List. To register for the free online festival, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodumuqD0pE9wZO5fmAzSsqFn3Rhk6wmgn After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Birds to See:
Kirtland's Warbler

Mountain State Birding Festival

Generally occurs: Throughout June
Location: Blackwater Falls State Park
Address:
PO Box 490
Davis, West Virginia 26260
USA

Description:
Mountain State Bird Discovery Weekend Blackwater Falls State Park, 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road Davis WV 26260 May 31, 2019 to Jun 2, 2019 Led by birding experts, Bill Beatty and his wife, Janice Runyan, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, this birding opportunity is designed for both advanced and beginning birders. Participants will see and listen to birds in a variety of scenic mountain habitats. This event is limited to 30 participants. Reservations can be made by calling Lois Reed at 304-259-5216, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. For more information, contact Paulita Cousin, Blackwater Falls State Park Naturalist at [email protected]

Birds to See:
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Ovenbird, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Bobolink, several sparrow species, northern harrier, American kestrel, rose-breasted grosbeak, hooded warbler, blackburnian warbler, Canada warbler, winter wren, etc.

Wings Across the Big Sky

Generally occurs: Throughout June
Location: Lewistown, Montana
Address:
PO Box 595
Helena, Montana 59624-0595
USA

Description:
Montana Audubon is excited to host our 21st Annual Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival in the rolling prairies and surrounding mountain ranges of central Montana. This year's festival headquarters will be the Yogo Inn in Lewistown, Montana from June 5-7, 2020. Numerous field trips will explore wildlife-rich landscapes of this unique and underappreciated region of the state. There will be informative presentations and many fun events scheduled over the festival weekend.

Birds to See:
American White Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles Golden Eagles, Clark's Nutcrackers, Brown Creepers, Wild Turkeys, Ruffed Grouse, woodpeckers, Flycathers, Nuthatches, Kinglets, Thrushes, Warblers, Duck and Goose families, Crossbills, Grosbeaks, Osprey, Western Meadowlark, Horned Larks, Lark Buntings, Blackbirds, Swallows, Spotted Sandpipers, Long-billed Curlews, Belted Kingfishers, Vultures, Mountain Bluebirds, and nesting Red-tailed Hawks.

MOS 2021 Virtual Convention

Generally occurs: Throughout June
Location: Virtual
Address:
4915 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
USA

Description:
Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) conducts an annual three day birding convention in various regions of Maryland where both members and non-members can meet, socialize, discuss conservation and natural resource topics, and enjoy guided field trips in various regions of Maryland. The convention will be June 11th -13th in 2021, and will be virtual due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. It will include self guided field trips, seminars, chat rooms for a wine and cheese social, scientific posters and conclude with a virtual Tally Rally to review what species were seen.

Birds to See:
Not sure this applies to a Virtual Convention.

Yakutat Tern Festival

Generally occurs: Early June
Location: Yakutat, Alaska
Address:
P.O. Box 327
Yakutat, Alaska 99689
USA

Description:
The festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, Alaska. The festival is family friendly and offers activities for birders as well as non-birders, including field trips, seminars, kid’s activities, evening banquets and other programs, bird banding demonstration, and an art exhibit.

Birds to See:
Brant, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Green-winged Tea, Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Leach’s Storm-Petrel, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler, Greater Yellowlegs, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, Black Turnstone, Red Knot, Surfbird, Sanderling, Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, Wilson’s Snipe, Red-necked Phalarope, Parasitic Jaeger, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Black-legged Kittiwake, Bonaparte’s Gull, Mew Gull, Herring Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Aleutian Tern, Caspian Tern, Arctic Tern, Eurasian Collared Dove, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Steller’s Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Varied Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Birding Bonanza Weekend

Generally occurs: Early June
Location: Audubon Center of the North Woods
Address:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
Sandstone, Minnesota 55072
USA

Description:
With field trips led by seasoned guides, engaging on-site workshops, bird banding sessions, a live raptor presentation, renowned keynote speakers, delicious homemade meals and comfortable accommodations, this all-inclusive festival is birding at its best. All-inclusive and commuter rates available.

Canaan Valley Birding Festival

Generally occurs: Early June
Location: Canaan Valley Resort State Park near Davis, WV
Address:
230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, WV 26260
Davis, West Virginia 26260
USA

Description:
A small volunteer festival in an area known for its scenic beauty, cool temperatures, high elevation (3500 to 4500 feet), grasslands, hardwood and conifer forests, wetlands, and our diversity of birds including boreal nesting birds.

Birds to See:
Bobolinks, clay-colored sparrows, various warblers, northern harriers, and many more.

Colorado Field Ornithologists Annual Convention

Generally occurs: Early June
Location: Colorado
Address:
TBD
TBD, Colorado TBD
USA

Description:
The Colorado Field Ornithologist Annual Convention is the birding event of the year for Colorado birders, usually taking place in May-June.
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