Festival of Birds at Rookery Bay | National Estuarine Research Reserve
Guided Field Trips - Birding Walks - Boat Tours - Featured Speakers

Save the Date

January 17, 18, 19, 2020
Registration is open for the Festival of Birds! 20% discount on Festival Pass for Friends of Rookery Bay Members. This annual event invites you to explore the local environment through dozens of guided field trips to wildlife hot spots around southwest Florida and lectures at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.

Three days of field trips, including birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours, are offered in conjunction with local partners. Field trip prices range from $0 – $150, and registration is required.


Festival of Birds | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Friday, January 17

Explore Florida's various habitats through a few field trips held throughout the day.
Keynote speaker presentation held at our Environmental Learning Center

Saturday, January 18

Look high in the sky. Join the birding field trips, where you can strengthen your birding skills.
At our Environmental Learning Center, attend the speaker talks about different environmental topics
Spot by one of the food trucks for a quick refreshment.

Sunday, January 19

Explore Florida's various habitats through a few field trips held throughout the day..
Enjoy watching birds soar on our bird watching field trips.
Attend one of the lectures to learn more about native Florida Birds.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. George Archibald: My Life with Cranes

Friday, January 17, 2020 . Doors open at 6:00. Presentation 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1977. Archibald has received four honorary doctorates for his many accomplishments and many awards including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada, Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the National Audubon Society.

George Archibald’s visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and countries to work together and preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people. Dr. Archibald will be signing books at the end of his presentation.

To find out more about Dr. Archibald and the International Crane Foundation Click Here.

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