2017 Festival of the Birds
Watch this space for when full-weekend registration opens in November
Festival dates: May 5, 6, and 7, 2017
Author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul has written more than two dozen books on natural history, including Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Ghost with Trembling Wings, about the search for species that may or may not be extinct; and Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding. His latest birding book is His latest book is the Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean, which was published in 2015.
In addition to writing about wildlife, Weidensaul is an active field researcher whose work focuses on bird migration. He is a co-director of Project Owlnet, a collaborative effort among nearly 125 banding and research stations across North America studying owl migration, and is a co-founder of Project SNOWstorm, which uses cutting-edge tracking technology to study snowy owls.
Fun Festival Reception with live music by Frank Singer, good food and great friends!
Bird Tally, Dinner and Keynote Address.
David Sibley will present,
The Psychology of Bird Identification
Casual Pizza Party Lunch & Final Bird Tally
Workshops subject to change
Field Trips to Presque Isle's Hottest Birding Spots.
12 - 15 people per trip.
Trips leaving simultaneously from 6 am - 9 am.
Each trip will visit multiple locations throughout the park.
Red Headed Woodpecker
Friends of the TREC
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Cheryl Zalik - Wild Birds Unlimited-Erie
Line X Krown Erie
Mary Birdsong and Mike Plyler
Nancy and Ken Andersen
Dennis and Barb Cole
What to Bring:
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
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Recreational Guide of Presque Isle State Park Click here >>