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Registration & Health Safety


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.

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 will vary according to the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels tool*updated April 2022
+ 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-isolate, text or call us, and seek a test.
+ Social distancing and masking are encouraged.
+ Providing outdoor seating with viewing monitors for Dinners and Presentations.

Locate PCR Test Sites in Your Community
Health Department on cdc.gov
Health & Human Services facility on hhs.gov
health centers on hrsa.gov
CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Urgent Care, MedExpress
or contact your pharmacy or primary care physician for guidance.

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

2023 Registration Packages 


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.

This is an immersive birding and nature vacation. 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 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 25% 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.

Registered Users may Log in and view their submitted Registration in their Cart. *Create a User Account and Log in prior to submitting a Registration.

Confirmation & Invoice: Upon successfully submitting a registration you're automatically redirected to a success screen. Within minutes you will receive a Confirmation email, then within 72 hours a PayPal invoice.

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