We like to keep our festival cozy: 12 - 15 people per field trip. Sign up will be at the meeting time and site of the trips.
Full Weekend - Registration opens December 2, 2019
Full Weekend includes all field trips, workshops, reception, dinner/keynote and lunch on Sunday.
Friday and Saturday - Registration opens January 2, 2020
Friday & Saturday includes field trips those days, workshops, reception and dinner/keynote.
Saturday Only - Registration opens January 2, 2020
Saturday Only includes field trips that day, workshops and dinner/keynote.
Have you enjoyed the pontoon trip at past festivals? Take this opportunity to reach some new areas of the lagoons the pontoons can’t go!
Space is limited—early registration encouraged!
Join our kayak leader for two hours of kayak birding in the lagoons at Presque Isle.
Four trips are available, Saturday, May 9 at 7:30am and 10:00am and on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30am and 10:00am.
There is limit of 6 participants (besides the leader) on each trip. Kayak trips begin at the lagoon boat livery. Participants may bring their own kayaks or rent one from the park concessionaire.
There is no additional cost for these trips!
What to Bring:
*You are advised to bring boots to the festival since we may have very wet and muddy trails.
Be sure to bring comfortable shoes or boots for walking and any birding gear you desire. The average high temperature in Erie in May is 56 and temperatures at Presque Isle are often lower than on the mainland. Be prepared for cold & rainy weather. Presque Isle is home to deer ticks so you may want to bring insect repellent and plan to tuck your pants into your socks when using the trails on the park.
Map, Guide, Lodging:
For lodging information check out www.visiteriepa.com