Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Niagara Falls, New York
Hosted by the Buffalo Ornithological Society, the 70th Annual New York State Ornithological Association’s meeting is set to take place in Niagara Falls, New York. With the activities being based in the brand new Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on the spectacular rapids of the Niagara River, participants will be able to walk to the falls and Niagara Falls State Park. Over the course of the event, several exciting field trips will take place, an assortment of top-notch vendors, artists and other birding groups are expected and two entertaining speakers are scheduled for the Friday and Saturday night programs.
Rockjumper’s Chief Network Officer, George Armistead, is chomping at the bit to join the other ~250 people expected to be there, and to represent us. Be sure to be on the lookout for him while you’re there!
The 28th annual Festival of Cranes is set to take in and celebrate the winter migration of the Sandhill Cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. During the course of the event, birders from around the world will take in the spectacular views of the cranes as they set about and return from foraging. There are over 100 tours, workshops, socials and events to attend throughout the festival, providing every participant with a variety of options to keep busy. It will also be worth driving the Refuge’s tour loop to get a closer look at the remaining animals on the scene.
Rockjumper will be represented by Betty and Ric Zarwell this year, who would love to get to chat with you, so be sure to look out for them while you are there.
The 21st Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is set to build off the success of its previous iterations to deliver a truly incredible nature-based experience. The event will take place from the 24th to the 29th of January 2018 this year, and will be held at Eastern Florida State College in Titusville, Florida. With World Class Photographers, Field Workshops Presentations and Classes all taking place during the event, it is not hard to understand why this is the largest Birding & Wildlife Festival in the United States. Add to this the international exhibitions that cover everything birding and wildlife related and you have the formula for a truly spectacular event.
This time round, Rockjumper is proud to be represented by Ric Zarwell, who is very much looking forward to attending the event, and will gladly help you with any queries you may have.