2022 FESTIVAL OF BIRDS
A Month Devoted to Birds!
January 1-31, 2022
Included with your Festival of Birds Pass – $45
9 Featured Speakers
Virtual EDscursions- Live from the Field
FREE Admission to Environmental Learning Center
Children’s Book Author Signing
Bird Banding Demonstration
15% Discount on Eco-Tours
Access to 24 trips to Area Hotspots (additional fees may apply)
- Step 1 – Purchase Your Festival Pass
- Step 2 – Use Your unique Festival Code to Register for Each Lecture/Event
- Step 3 – Use Your unique Eco-Tour Code to Receive 15% Off Boat and Kayak Tours
Recordings of lectures and EDscursions will be made available exclusively to Festival Pass Holders.
David & Tammy McQuade
January 27, 2022
Birding Coast to Coast: The Life of a Big Year Birder
David and Tammy drive over 66,000 miles, stay over 120 nights in a hotel, fly on more than 100 flights and spend at least 25 days at sea each year, all while working full-time! All for the birds!!! Please join us as they share about the wild adventures, beautiful locations, and fabulous birds that are all a part of doing a Big Year!
*Festival Pass Required*
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January 1-31, 2022
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For the month of January only get 15% OFF with Festival Pass of kayak and boat tours at Rookery Bay Research Reserve with our ecotour affiliated partner – Rising Tide Explorers. Discount code provided with Festival Pass purchase.
- Kayaking Tour ($10)
- January 7, 2022 8:30AM – 2:00PM
- Bear Island Bike Ride ($10)
- January 8, 2022 8:30AM – 2:00PM
- Birding Car Caravan and Boardwalk ($10)
- January 15, 2022 7:00AM – 1:00PM
- Bunche Beach Preserve ($10)
- January 9, 2022 9:00AM – 12:00PM
- Birding the Boardwalk ($10)
- January 7, 2022 8:30AM – 12:30PM
- January 20, 2022 8:30AM – 12:30PM
- Morning Bird Walk ($35)
- January 8, 2022 8:00AM – 11:00AM
- January 12, 2022 8:00AM – 11:00AM
- Backcountry Swamp Buggy Trip ($160)
- January 14, 2022 8:00AM – 11:00AM
- January 22, 2022 8:00AM – 11:00AM
- Birding for Beginners ($10)
- January 18, 2022 8:15AM – 10:00AM
- Lehigh Specialties Birding Walk ($10)
- January 30, 2022 7:00AM – 11:00AM
- Birds of the Beach Workshop ($40)
- January 12, 2022 12:30PM – 4:00PM
- January 24, 2022 9:15AM – 12:45PM
- January 28, 2022 12:30PM – 4:00PM
- January 29, 2022 1:30PM – 5:00PM
- Sunset Roost Cruise by Conservancy of Southwest Florida ($40)
- January 13, 2022 4:00PM – 6:00PM
- January 22, 2022 4:00PM – 6:00PM
- Lagoon Birding ($10)
- January 10, 2022 11:00AM – 12:30PM
- January 19, 2022 8:00AM – 9:30AM
- January 26, 2022 12:30PM – 2:00PM
- Sand Dollar Spit Bird Hike ($10)
- January 15, 2022 3:30PM – 5:30PM
- January 22, 2022 8:30AM – 10:30AM
- January 25, 2022 11:30AM – 1:30PM
- January 28, 2022 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Briggs Boardwalk – January 11
Bird Banding – January 19
Motus Tower – January 26
Essentials of Digital Photography
January 15, 2022
A Bird in Hand: Songbird Banding Demo
January 22, 2022
January 29, 2022
January 31, 2022
January 5, 2022
Red Knot Migration and Population Monitoring
Information on the Rufa Red Knot migration and the connection between Red Knot in Florida and the Delaware Bay northward migration stopover and population monitoring.
January 6, 2022
Brown Pelican Biology
Information on one of the Gulf of Mexico’s most charismatic species, the Brown Pelican, and their life history.
January 7, 2022
Audubon Florida’s Rooftop Nesting Program
Learn about Audubon’s Florida’s rooftop monitoring program, ways to get involved, and how Audubon protects the seabirds and shorebirds that nest on flat gravel rooftops.
January 11, 2022
Burrowing Owls of Washington
WDFW and partners monitor and maintain artificial burrows for nesting owls in the Pacific Northwest. Stories and strategies of Burrowing Owl conservation from the opposite corner of the Lower 48.
January 13, 2022
Birds Need Natural Climate Solutions
Audubon Florida has worked for more than a century to protect birds and the places they need. Learn how these special places can be Natural Climate Solutions, creating a more resilient Sunshine State for birds and people in the face of a changing climate.
January 18, 2022
Battle of the Burrow
How Burrowing Owls and Gopher Tortoises are adapting to living in the urban environment of Marco Island.
January 19, 2022
The Race to Save Seabirds Around the Globe
Seabirds are the most imperiled group of birds on the planet. In this talk, we will learn about the efforts of the National Audubon Society Seabird Institute to save the seabirds of Maine and how methods pioneered there are being used to restore seabird colonies around the world.
January 20, 2022
Migration has always seemed to be a mythical thing. For example, Aristotle believed that, rather than migrating, RedStarts turned into Robins for the winter. We now know that this is not the case. With the help of technology, we are able to track bird migration across the world. Join Collette as she discusses how birds have been tracked in the past and present and learn how you can watch for yourself.
Dr. Jerry Jackson
January 25, 2022
Feeders and Bird Baths: Center Stages for Learning about Bird Behavior, Plumages, Molt, and Migration
One of the best places to learn about and photograph bird behavior, plumages, molt, and migration may well be from a comfortable chair in front of a window through which you can see a feeder and or a bird bath. Dr. Jackson will share with you some usual and unusual behaviors, transitions from fledglings to adults, and the magic and significance of molts and plumages.