Use Your Birding & Nature Vacation to Revitalize Your Mind and Body.
Check-in with your selected lodging provider Sunday afternoon, and check-out the following Sunday morning.
Festival check-in is Monday, 6 AM, at Burnwood. Items provided upon check-in include a printed checklist, personal itinerary and name tag.
Breakfast is provided hot buffet-style at 6 AM under a pavilion at Burnwood. Cranberry and Infinity Loop trips take a grab-n-go breakfast.
Cranberry and Infinity Loop trips depart from Burnwood as quickly as possible. Cranberry returns by 5 PM. All other trips depart from Brunwood by 7 AM and return by 2 PM. Field Trip transportation is provided.
At 3 PM we offer a casual Presentation and serve popcorn. However, afternoons are the perfect opportunity to enjoy personal time with a nap, hot tub, journal, or sightseeing. Take your time.
May 1 - 6, 2023: 21st Birthday! Full Capacity - Registration Closed
2024, Apr 29 - May 4: Registration Opens in the Autumn of 2023. Subscribe for email notification!
The following trips are offered each day as indicated. Select your daily itinerary upon registration. After a trip is full and no longer available, it cannot be clicked/selected on the registration form.
Monday - Friday
6am – 5pm Cranberry
7am – 2pm Burnwood to Babcock
7am – 2pm Kanawha Falls
7am – 2pm Sugar Creek
7am – 2pm Muddlety to Carnifex
6am – 2pm Infinity Loop
7am – 2pm ACE Reptiles & Amphibians
7am – 2pm Glade Creek
7am – 2pm The Summit
7am – 2pm Wolf Creek & Rail Trail
Lunch is provided on field trips.
Casual afternoon presentations start at 3 PM daily and last approximately one hour, located in the Meadows. Yes... we serve popcorn!
Speakers may include Dr. Hilton, Katie Fallon, Jim Rapp, Rachel Davis, and Jodi French-Burr.
Dinner starts at 6 PM daily, Monday through Saturday, in the Meadows; beverage options are provided. Indoor and outdoor seating is provided.
Evening Presentations immediately follow dinner, at 7 PM in the Meadows and include outdoor broadcast viewing areas.
Speakers may include Jim McCormac, Mark Garland, Julie Zickefoose, and Jeff Gordon.
Farewell Pizza Party!
Entertainment starts at 3 PM and Pizza at 6 PM, Saturday! By "entertainment" we mean a fun Q&A with your hosts Rachel, Geoff, Keith, Paul, and Jodi.
Please be forgiving as the speaker line-ups may change due to unforeseen personal schedule changes. Field trip times and routes are approximate and may vary due to accessibility, bird movement, weather conditions, and other unforeseen variables.
♦ Detailed location information and maps are provided to those with registrations, in April.