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New River Birding & Nature Events

All of our events feature outstanding Trip Leaders who work wonderfully with seasoned and first-time bird and nature enthusiasts; they are gifted at sharing their knowledge and experiences and it shines through when they help people see and understand birds, plants, insects, and ecology. And the thrill in the eyes of the observer... those are precious life moments.

Maybe you can only get away for half a day, or you would like to spend just a few more hours with the New River Birding & Nature family. Ranging from one-day to week-long activities, we have something for everyone: the Birding & Nature Festival, Dinner on the Boardwalk, Big Sit Morning, Hummingbird Festival, Fall Birding Weekend, Wolf Creek Wanderers, the Wet & Wild, and other FUNdraisers Opportunities.

You’re Awesome! Many of you have helped support our mission of providing youth leadership and environmental education through donations for programming and to extend the Wetlands Boardwalk and Woodland Trails, which serve as our primary outdoor classroom. We are eternally grateful for your recognition that this type of quality programming and instruction is vital to promote and preserve the birding and nature resources that are dear to all of us. Join us for terrific times and help perpetuate the future of birding and environmental stewardship!

Dinner at The Meadows

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6pm. Start the week together again around a catered dinner in The Meadows at Opossum Creek Retreat, featuring great food, drinks, and good company! For a contribution of $100 per person to the Fayette County Education Fund, Dinner in The Meadows is a fundraiser for Fayette County Education Fund's environmental education programming. Space is limited to 20 people ($50/person is tax deductible). Read More - Sold Out!

Birding & Nature Festival

A week (goers can select one to six days) of birding, ecology, and fun since 2002, the annual spring New River Birding & Nature Festival highlights more than 100 bird species, including eastern wood warblers and other neotripical migrants. More than 300 bird species have been documented in our little piece of 'Almost Heaven,' that has been describes as the Costa Rica of the north and the Grand Canyon of the east. The Festival attracts bird watchers and nature enthusiasts from across the U.S. coast to coast and border to border, as well as from Canada and Central America. Read More

Hummingbird Festival

Join internationally known hummingbird expert Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. for a morning of up-close and hands-on everything Ruby-throated Hummingbird, from behavior to plants that attract them. Read More

Fall Birding Weekend

This exclusive event is limited to 12 guests for an up-close, small-group weekend to enhance your skills at raptor and fall warbler identification. Read More

Wolf Creek Wanderers

Free program for those entering grades 8 - 12, exploring Natural Science at Wolf Creek Park's New River Birding & Nature Center's Wetlands and Woodlands. Read More

The Wet & Wild FUNdraiser

Fund a section of Wetlands Boardwalk and get your own customized hands-on wetlands program for your group, scheduled at your convenience (not available May 2 - 7, 2016). Read More

FUNdraiser Opportunities

The NRBNF and our friends have helped support Fayette County Education Fund and its programs. These are some fun fundraiser ideas we've come up with. Pick your favorite and go in on your own or with a friend. Read More

American Birding Expo 2016

September 16-18, 2016 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio
The Expo is a retail-sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts. Exhibitors representing all aspects of the birding and nature market will display their products, goods, and services at the Expo. The American Birding Expo is the largest and most diverse shopping experience available to North American bird watchers. The Expo is free and open to the public, though attendees who pre-register are VIPs for the event. For event information, go to americanbirdingexpo.com


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