Finger Lakes Birding Festival

March 26-29, 2020

Unfortunately the Finger Lakes Birding Festival has been cancelled due to concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic.  Look forward to plans for 2021. 

Subscribers to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology or Birders Digest will discover birding festivals all over the world, most touting once in a lifetime exotic-finds. For the birding community it’s all positive. More people with binoculars scanning the skies can only benefit their avian interests. Learning about birds and habitat conservation go hand-in-hand.

You can travel to Brazil to scope a Green-headed tanager, or to Australia to capture a Sacred Kingfisher on camera.

Or…come to the Finger Lakes Region and see a migrating Belted Kingfisher diving in our open waters for small fish. All this for a fraction of the travel costs. Down under it’s a Sacred…up here it’s a Belted.

The Inaugural Finger Lakes Birding Festival will take place from Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29.

Four unique locations in close proximity to each other will offer birders the opportunity to see and photograph hundreds of thousands of migrating waterfowl, birds of prey and songbirds. You will also be able to join regional experts who will discuss all things related to birds…the number one recreational activity in the world.

The Finger Lakes Bird Festival will feature birding tours, lectures, bird banding demonstrations, and live raptor presentations at the Montezuma Audubon Center, Braddock Bay Raptor Research, Sterling Nature Center and Onondaga Audubon.

For a complete itinerary of the entire festival and how to register go to the web