Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival

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The 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.

SAVE THE DATE!  The 2021 Wings & Wetlands Festival will be offered virtually March 24-26.  Experience Kansas wetlands from the comfort of your home through a line-up of amazing speakers.  Visit to register and see the schedule.  Speakers include Kenn Kaufman, Alvaro Jaramillo, and Sharon Stiteler AKA The Bird Chick.

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

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.

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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: