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Birding, Ecology, Friendship and Fun

April 27 - May 2, 2015

Spring Festival Registration is Closed

Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River, in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology has identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird watching nature festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours.

A friendly birding vacation for everyone, the week long event features guided birding and nature excursions, world-class speakers, the finest collection of guides, tasty food, and a back-porch atmosphere unmatched by any other birding festival. Signature guided bird watching experiences include the opportunity to visit a wide range of habitats, world class instruction for those wanting to enhance their birding skills, and the best guide-to-guest ratio on the festival circuit.

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FUNdraising Opportunities

Warbler Grand Slam Bird-A-Thon
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 8 a.m. - noon. Click here for details.
Help to fund environmental education and enjoy friendly and fun competition where warblers drip from the trees!

Peregrine Pass
Sunday May 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click for details.
A guided tour under the New River Gorge Bridge on the Bridge Walk to see and learn about the New River Gorge Peregrine Falcons up close and personal!

The Wet & Wild
Scheduled at your convenience. Click here for details.
Creating greater access into the Wetlands! Fund the construction of a section of Wetlands Boardwalk then schedule a customized hands-on program for your friends or organization!

Hummingbird Festival, August 23, 2014

Held annually in August, discover the Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds feeding, nesting, migration, and behavior, and
how to design a hummingbird habitat!

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Road Scholar
New River Birding & Nature Festival is proud to be a part of Road Scholar, Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. Click anywhere in this text for more information about Road Scholar.

"Bird watching is gaining popularity in West Virginia due to the state's ecological diversity. Watch as a humming bird is banded and released during the annual festival," New River Birding & Nature Festival, produced by Marta Ree Tankersley for WVSU Newsline/WV PBS

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