Birding and Nature Festival in Sierra Vista, Arizona
Greatest Little Birding Festival in the United States - since 1991
Our mission is to promote nature-based tourism and environmental awareness in southeastern Arizona
STOP PRESS - Dates for 2022:
Spring Fling May 4-7 and Summer Festival August 3-6
30TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER FESTIVAL
VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES
Birding Fast and Slow
Learning about the brain, and how we process birding information, can make birding easier, particularly bird ID. Birding is absolutely wonderful for your health - perhaps one day doctors will prescribe it to people!
Arizona Birding Library
What titles are essential to the birder in the American Southwest? Rick will help you choose the best, most useful books for identification, bird finding and general information about the birds of the region.
Partnerships & Betrayal
Plants bribe and cheat from insect partners, while the insects pollinate and steal from plants. Explore these dramas, featuring a cast of cacti and bees, orchids, ants, and angel trumpets.
Beware Black Bears
Birders who frequent the backcountry need to be “Bear Aware”. Learn about how to stay safe in Bear Country, and gain greater understanding of how Game and Fish manages this shy but curious species.
Did you know we have volcanoes in Cochise County? Glenn will review the basics about volcanoes, in terms of lava compositions and viscosity and their relationship with plate tectonics. .
These talks have been recorded and are also available on the Southwest Wings YouTube Channel
Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders
This year Tiffany is on a mission to see 700 birds in the Lower 48 while working to make birding a safer space for women! Learn about about her experience with both the birds and the people.
Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape
Understanding one of southern Arizona's best-kept conservation and restoration partnerships. Find out what makes the Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape unique and why its designation is important.
Outdoor Cats and Birds
The outdoor cat population is a serious concern for wildlife, so what can we do about it? Find out about the steps Southern Arizona is taking to reduce the overpopulation of free-roaming outdoor cats.
Birding Kartchner Caverns State Park
The what, when, where, and why for all things birding at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Most people visit the Caverns to see the caves or the bats but the park has much more to offer.
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