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May 1-6, 2023, 21st Birthday

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2023 Registration Packages and Links: Full Capacity - Registration Closed 

2024, Apr 29 - May 4: Registration Opens in the Autumn of 2023. Subscribe for email notification!

Lodging packages include seven nights of lodging, Sunday to Sunday. All packages include Monday through Saturday field trips, presentations, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Filed trips are limited to twelve seats plus two guides. This is an immersive birding and nature vacation. All you have to do is show up for six days of adventurous field trips, meals, knowledge and fun packed presentations, and spend some time with world-class professionals and fellow nature enthusiasts you (will) know as friends.

Opossum Creek Retreat Cabins
Available first to veteran supporters of NRBN programs and the non-profit Fayette County Education Fund, Inc.
1 person $3192.   2 people $4515.   3 people $5838.   4 people $7161.

Country Road Cabins, and Adventures on the Gorge Cabins
1 person $3014.   2 people $4337.   3 people $5660.   4 people $6983.

Oak Hill Holiday Lodge Hotel
1 person: $2384.   2 people $3707.

No Lodging
1 person $1761.   2 people $3084.   3 people $4407.   4 people $5730.

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 Sunday afternoon and check-out is the following Sunday morning. Additional days may be requested but depend upon availability and must be handled with the lodging provider. Click here to review lodging options.

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

Deposit & Payments may be made from your Registration Confirmation email, PayPal invoice, the PayPal "Make Payment" button on this page, or by postal mail. A non-refundable deposit of 15% of your total is required to hold your reservation. Other payments can be made at anytime and are refundable (minus PayPal fees) until March 1 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.

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Confirmation & Invoice: Upon successfully submitting a registration you're automatically redirected to a success screen. Within minutes you will receive a confirmation email; a PayPal invoice usually arrives to your email address within 72 hours.

Health Safety Precautions

+ Proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test (PCR lab or rapid) result within 3 days of May 1 may be required. 
+ Mask requirements inside Park facilities may vary according to the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels tool.
+ Masks may be required in some places of business we may use as a pit-stop and restroom facilities.
+ If anyone develops symptoms during Festival week, they must immediately self-isolate, text or call us, and seek a test.

Locate PCR Test Sites in Your Community
Health Department on cdc.gov
Health & Human Services facility on hhs.gov
health centers on hrsa.gov
CVSWalgreensRite AidWalmartUrgent CareMedExpress
or contact your pharmacy or primary care physician for guidance.

CDC Guidelines
cdc.gov Travel Guidance and cdc.gov Domestic Travel During COVID-19

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