Tickets for welcome event, keynote speaker may be purchased without the festival registration fee at We Frame It on Fry Boulevard and the festival registration desk in the Cochise College Library.
In addition to the Welcome Reception and Keynote Speaker Dinners Southwest Wings will be offering 43 Field Trips throughout southeast Arizona. Our overnight trips to the Chiricahua National monument, California Gulch, West Turkey Creek, Portal and Madera Canyon are exceptional opportunities to spend some quality time with nationally known bird guides birding these unique areas. Our day trips offer a wide range of opportunities for birding and natural history exploration. We even have the evenings covered with owl and bat excursions to see up to five species of owls and other night flying birds such as whippoorwills and lesser nighthawks. Special trips this year include a evening pontoon trip on Patagonia lake and a visit to the Audubon Research Ranch near Sonita.
This year we offer access to Fort Huachuca to foreign national visitors. Our complete field trip list can be found on our registration site. You do not need to register in order to access all the information!
See how close we are to all the significant Birding hotspots in Southeast Arizona.
Download our local mileage to birding sites document.
Over 50 Free Programs at the 22nd Annual Birding and Nature Festival!
All of our programs are free, and open to the public. They are presented at Cochise College, Sierra Vista, in the Horace Steele Room, Room 900, Student Union Community Room – all adjacent to or in the College Library.
Download 2013 Free Programs complete info sheet.
Saturday August 3rd Special Children's Programs
Be sure to bring the kids to our special children's day programs on Saturday August 3rd. You can also sign up at the registration desk for our special trip to Gray Hawk Nature Center.