Festival of Birds Month!

January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Rookery Bay,
300 Tower Rd.
Naples, FL 34113

Join Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and partners in January for the 2022 Festival of Birds. Festival participants can enjoy in-person field trips to wildlife hotspots throughout Southwest Florida, virtual presentations from experts, and virtual and live adventures.

WHAT:       Festival of Birds  

WHEN:      Jan. 5 through 31, 2022

WHERE:    In-person field trips throughout Southwest Florida, virtual presentations                    from experts, live-streaming virtual activities and onsite activities at the                    Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. 

HOW:        Register at RookeryBay.org

COST:       $45 for all-inclusive festival pass, plus additional field trip costs

With the all-inclusive pass, Festival of Birds attendees receive access to all activities, including nine presentations; a keynote address; free admission to the Environmental Learning Center; virtual education experiences; live-streaming trivia event; bird banding demonstrations; and local author children's book signings. The festival pass includes a 15% discount for use in January toward boat and kayak tours with Rookery Bay's exclusive ecotour partner, Rising Tide Explorers.

Festival of Birds attendees can customize their experiences by selecting from a variety of field trips, including birding walks, kayak tours, car caravans, swamp buggy rides and boat rides. Trip fees range from free to $160. Advance registration is required.