Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Birding Festivals in February

How did we ever make it through the cold, snowy, and dark wintery days of February before the advent of birding festivals? This retrospective review of 25 birding festivals that were held in the month of February in 2007 is mainly of historical interest at this juncture—they’ve all come and gone—but most of these are annual events, so mark your calendars for next year!

Eagle Watch Weekend (7th annual)
February 1-4, 2007; Bloomington, Indiana

Reelfoot Lake Eagle Fest (3rd annual)
February 2-4, 2007; Tiptonville, Tennessee

San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival (11th annual)
February 2-4, 2007, Mare Island, California

Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival (7th annual)
February 3, 2007; Mauricetown, New Jersey

Havana Eagle Days Festival
February 3, 2007; Havana, Illinois

Sparrow Fest
February 3, 2007; Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Texas

Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival (20th annual)
February 3-4, 2007, Concrete, Washington

Utah Bald Eagle Day (13th annual)
February 3 and 10, 2007; Utah (various localities)

San Diego Bird Festival (12th annual)
February 7-11, 2007; Mission Bay, California

Eagle Expo (2nd annual)
February 8-10, 2007; Morgan City, Louisiana

Eagle Fest (12th annual)
February 10-11, 2007; Emory, Texas

Hudson River EagleFest (3rd annual)
February 11, 2007; Teatown, New York

Brownsville International Birding Festival (7th annual)
February 15-17, 2007; Brownsville, Texas

Winter Wings Festival (26th annual)*
February 15-18, 2007; Klamath Falls, Oregon
* Formerly known as the Bald Eagle Conference

Salton Sea International Bird Festival (10th annual)
February 16-19, 2007; Imperial, California

Balde Eagle Festival (6th annual)
February 16-18, 2007; Grand Coulee, Washington

Burrowing Owl Festival (5th annual)
February 17, 2007; Cape Coral, Florida

Merrimack River Eagle Festival (2nd annual)
February 17, 2007; Parker River, Massachusetts

Connecticut River Eagle Festival (8th annual)
February 17-18, 2007; Essex, Connecticut

California Duck Days (13th annual)
February 23-24, 2007; Davis, California

A Celebration of Whooping Cranes (11th annual)
February 23-25, 2007; Port Aransas, Texas

Birding and Blues Festival (4th annual)
February 23-25, 2007; Pacific City, Oregon

Eagles and Agriculture
February 23-25, 2007; Gardnersville, Nevada

High Plains Snow Goose Festival (5th annual)
February 23-25, 2007; Lamar, Colorado

Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival (2nd annual)
February 24-25, Camano Island, Washington

Disclaimer: I make no claims that this is a comprehensive list of all birdng festivals held in February 2007. I did, however, go to great pains to make it as complete as possible.

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