The Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival has become an annual wildlife refuge fundraising event, offering over 90 birding, photography, art and natural history programs within 6 national wildlife refuges over 6 north-east North Carolina counties.
Small participant-to-leader ratios mean that you won’t get ‘lost in the crowd’ as you enjoy some truly spectacular wildlife opportunities. What’s more, every leader is a professional in their own field, volunteering their time and expertise to the event.
This year, Rockjumper’s George Armistead is not only attending the event, but will be the Keynote Speaker as well, so be sure to come along and take in what he has to say!
The 25th consecutive Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will be celebrated within the first half of November. The location of the event is ideal for birding the area, situated within 90 minutes of a number of prime habitats. Each trip will be led by professional guides, with a low participant-to-leader ratio, to provide excellent spotting and identification. On top of this, participants can attend the Birders Bazaar, where over 60 vendors will be showcasing their bird-related products.
Ric Zarwell will be representing Rockjumper at this event, so be sure to keep an eye out for him.
The 31st Annual Festival of the Cranes is a celebration of the winter migration of the Sandhill Cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Avid birders from around the world flock to the Refuge to view the spectacular exhibit of fowl. Get to the refuge about 30 minutes before sunrise and sunset and witness the spectacle of watching a huge number of birds setting out for / returning from a day of foraging. Spend the rest of your time touring the Refuge’s loop for the remaining wildlife and enjoy the festival’s 100 tours, workshops, socials and events.
Ric Zarwell is representing Rockjumper here, and is seriously looking forward to taking part and meeting you!