October 15-18, 2020

Four days of field and boat trips, expert seminars, keynote speakers, and a great nature expo!

"Egret Scratch" mixed media, ©Banyan Ranch Studios
Come celebrate the wonders of the birds, wildlife, and natural lands that we enjoy in West Central Florida.

A four-day festival offering presentations workshops keynotes field trips boat trips a nature expo a silent auction
where you can learn from renowned professionals, experience peak migration, and shop unique products...


Festival registration is $30 per day or $45 for "all days."

Expert Seminars

Three rooms of informative, entertaining, and popular topics from birds to mammals to the conservation of their habitats.

Nature Expo

Free of charge, our Expo Hall will be full of nature organizations, original artwork, and more. Come meet the groups working hard to protect the environment, and shop! Open 9 am to 4 pm Fri-Sat.

Silent Auction

Donations have come in from vendors, individual supporters, and more. Items will be on display, and winners will be announced on both Friday and Saturday at 4 pm. (You must be present to win.)

Field & Boat Trips

After registration, add-on a field or boat trip (Thu-Sun) - many of which will take you to sites not normally accessible to the public - for $20 to $50. Many of our popular trips sell out, so get your tickets early!

Keynote Events

At 5 pm on Thu, Fri & Sat, come enjoy a buffet dinner and then listen to renowned experts give a keynote.

All the details...

Lunch will be available for purchase from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Parking is free at the Festival. HCC is a non-smoking campus. Pets must be leashed, picked up after, and are not allowed inside.

A Schedule Overview

Of the 2020 Florida Birding & Nature Festival

THU Day-1 Oct-15
5:00 PM
Opening Social Hour Begins
6:30 PM
Keynote Begins
FRI Day-2 Oct-16
7:00 AM
First Field Trip Begins
9:00 AM
Nature Expo Opens
9:00 AM
Seminars Begin
5:00 PM
Keynote Presentation and Dinner Buffet
SAT Day-3 Oct-17
7:00 AM
First Field Trip Begins
9:00 AM
Nature Expo Opens
9:00 AM
Seminars Begin
5:00 PM
Keynote Presentation and Dinner Buffet
SUN Day-4 Oct-18
8:00 AM
First Field Trip Begins

Last Year's Sponsors

The Florida Birding & Nature Festival could not exist without our wonderful sponsors who generously contribute financial aid and in-kind services! These are last year's great sponsors.

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Audubon Florida
Florida Ornithological Society, Inc.
Tampa Audubon Society
Tampa Bay Refuges
Quest Ecology
Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife
Eagle Audubon
Redstart Birding
Peter R Gerbert Art
Wild Birds Unlimited Tampa
Carole Devillers Photography
Sarasota Audubon Society
Florida Nature Tours
Birding with David Simpson
Beautiful Ponds
Egmont Key Alliance
Valley Nature Center
Everglades Birding Festival
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Inbound Cuba
Holbrook Travel
Heartwood Preserve
RH Photo Adventures
Florida DEP