May 19-21, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday)

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival -- 3 days of birding and nature activities on Wisconsin's south shore of Lake Superior at the peak of spring migration. 

Registration is now open!!!

With over 100 field trips and programs on all things nature, such as birds, butterflies, wildflowers, snails, spiders, elk, pine martens, frogs, fish, and mushrooms.  We also have birding by bicycle, kayaking trips, Apostle Islands cruises, a boat tour of the Kakagon Sloughs, live bats and birds, mammal tracking, geocaching, and more.

Birders and nature lovers of all skills and ages will find a wealth of choices at this year's festival. 

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Bird & Nature Festival

Our festival has something for everyone.

~Keynote presentation by esteemed author, birder, and radio personality Laura Erickson.

~Renowned speakers and trip leaders, such as Ruth Oppedahl (Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin), Larry Weber (author and naturalist), Adrian Wydeven (Timber Wolf Alliance), Tracy Hames (Wisconsin Wetlands Association), Tom Nicholls (WSO Golden Passenger Pigeon award winner) and local birding experts Ryan Brady, Nick Anich, Tim Oksiuta, Dick Verch, David Bratley, and more.

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Festival Information

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Wow, Our 10th Annual festival registration has really been exciting!!! 
Registrations have flown in like crazy and we have filled quite a few activities!! 
Guess What?? Great News!!!

Because activities were filling up Ryan Brady gave a call out to the leaders and came up with a few more activities for Friday and Saturday afternoon of the Festival.

If you have been to the site and decided not to come to the Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival because the Field Trips were FULL, please take another look and check out the Schedule of Activities.  New activities highlighted in blue.


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