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Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination with Preregistration is Required

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In effort to protect one another and reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread, we've made some big changes in order to return to an in-person event in 2022. Please accept our apologies for inconveniences. We hope and expect to return to our regular package options when we celebrate the milestone of 21 years in 2023.
All attendees, guides, and staff are required to provide proof of vaccination upon registration or before April 18, and a negative COVID-19 test result dated one to three days before May 2, 2022. No Exceptions.

In-Person/Virtual Event
- Total attendance is capped at fifty participants plus less than ten guides.
- Every Field Trip is limited to ten participants plus guides.
- Field trips travel by bus with 20 to 24 seats.
- Only the All Week package is available.
- Tents with viewing monitors provide additional seating areas for Dinners and Presentations.
- We'll go live on Facebook and post videos throughout the week.

Registration Opens in Stages
1. Those who have a 2022 credit: Tuesday, Nov 23.
2. Veteran supporters of NRBN programs: Friday, Nov 26.
3. Previous Festival attendees: Monday, Nov 29.
4. Public: Thursday, Dec 2.

We'll privately reach out to those who have a credit and veteran supporters. Previous attendees and everyone else will receive an email invitation to register if space is available.

Health Safety Precautions
+ Masks are required inside all State and National Park facilities.
+ Masks are required inside some places of business we may use as a pit-stop for restroom facilities.
+ If anyone develops symptoms, they must immediately self-quarantine, text or call us, and seek a test.
+ Don't share binoculars or spotting scopes.
+ Social distancing and masking are encouraged.
+ Capped attendance and capped field trip seats.
+ Offering only the All Week package.
+ Providing outdoor seating with viewing monitors for Dinners and Presentations.
+ We suggest quarantine 10-14 days immediately prior to May 2.

Local Test Sites
+ Walgreens, free, by appointment: 1201 Main St, Oak Hill, WV 25901.
+ Fayette County Health Department, free, Monday, Thursday, Friday, 10-2pm: 5485 Maple Lane, Fayetteville, WV, 25840.
+ New River Health, paid, by appointment. Tel: 304-469-2905. 908 Scarbro Rd, Scarbro, WV 25917.
+ Map of test sites on dhhr.wv.gov, search by County: Fayette.

CDC Guidelines
You are considered “fully vaccinated” after:
- 14 days after receiving a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
- 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
cdc.gov Travel Guidance
cdc.gov When You've Been Fully Vaccinated
cdc.gov Event Planning FAQ's


20th Anniversary Exclusive, All Week Package - click to Register -

Lodging packages include 7 nights of lodging, Sunday to Sunday. All packages include Monday through Saturday field trips, presentations, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Opossum Creek Retreat Cabins
Available only to veteran supporters of NRBN programs and the non-profit Fayette County Education Fund, Inc.
1 person $3065.   2 people $4325.   3 people $5585.   4 people $6845.

Country Road Cabins, and Adventures on the Gorge Cabins
1 person $2885.   2 people $4145.   3 people $5405.   4 people $6665.

Oak Hill Holiday Lodge Hotel
1 person: $2137.   2 people $3525.

No Lodging
1 person $1555.   2 people $2995.   3 people $4435.   4 people $5875.

Register for a birding and nature vacation to revitalize your mind and body. All you have to do is show up.

Each day offers an adventurous field trip, three meals, knowledge and fun packed presentations, and world-class professionals and fellow participants you know as friends.


Field Trip Transportation is provided from our Burnwood hub and back again.

Lodging packages start with a special rate agreement with our partners and we handle the reservations for you. Lodging check-in is the afternoon before your first field trip, and check-out is the morning after your last field trip. Additional days may be requested but depend on availability. Click here to review lodging options.

Festival check-in is Monday morning at 6 AM at Burnwood. Upon check-in you'll be provided a checklist, personal itinerary and name tag.

Deposit & Payments can be made by using your Confirmation email, PayPal invoice, the PayPal "Make Payment" button on this page, or by postal mail. A non-refundable deposit of 25% of your total is required to hold your reservation. Other payments can be made at anytime and are refundable until March 1 (minus the required deposit) or can be held in entirety as credit and applied to your next NRBNF reservation. Total balance is due by April 1.
A PayPal account is not required when you use your credit or debit card. 
Write checks payable to "New River Birding & Nature Festival" and mail to 310 West Oyler Ave, Oak Hill, WV, 25901.

Registered Users may Log in and view their submitted Registrations in their Cart. *Register and Log in prior to submitting your Registration.

Confirmation & Invoice: Within minutes of submitting your registration you will receive a Confirmation email. Within 48 hours you'll receive a PayPal Invoice.




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