Wings & Wetlands Birding Festival

Bird watchers at Quivira NWFThe Kansas Wetlands Education Center, along with The Nature Conservancy,  Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & TourismCity of Great Bend, and the Kansas Birding Festival, Inc., hosts this 2-day birding festival every other year on odd numbered years.

Plans are under way for the 2019 Wings & Wetlands Birding Festivalto be held on May 3-4, 2019 in Great Bend, KS.

Want to learn more about the Wings & Wetlands Festival?  Check out the 2019 Festival FAQ page.

A paper registration form is available to download here:  2019 Festival Registration Form

Registration for the 2019 Festival is open and available by clicking here:  


The Wings & Wetlands Festival offers participants a unique opportunity to bird two of the best birding spots in the region, Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, as well as other area hot spots. Beyond the great birding, the weekend festivities also include fun workshops, relaxing socials, and opportunities to experience area attractions along the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway.

Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are two Wetlands of International Importance, and provide thousands of birds a stopover along their North and South migration routes. The festival dates coincide with the historical peak of shorebird migration, and is sure to provide some excellent viewing of well over 150 species of birds. Paid registration for the festival includes three guided birding fieldtrips with transportation, workshops and seminars, breakfast, 2 dinners, and snacks. Events take place at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms and Stoneridge Country Club in Great Bend.

For more information contact the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at 1-877-243-9268.

Download Bird Lists from past festivals: