Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

May 16th, 2024 - May 18th, 2024 | All Day

The 27th annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds will be held May 16-18, 2024.

The Detroit Lakes area is located in a unique convergence of three biomes – tall grass prairie, hardwood and conifer forests – sprinkled with wetlands and lakes that provide habitat for more than 275 species of spring migrating birds. Friday and Saturday mornings birders head out by coach bus to sites with experienced leaders and a naturalist to see birds and learn about conservation initiatives.

birders looking through binoculars at birds in trees

Thursday kicks off the festival with a fun social of Bird Trivia. Friday evening humorist Al Batt gives us multiple reasons to laugh with Seeing a Bird can Change a Life at Fair Hills Resort. Saturday evening’s keynote at M State College in Detroit Lakes is Don Kroodsma, exploring the minds of birdsong with The Joy of Listening. Exhibitors and a silent auction are open to all on Saturday afternoon at M State College.

Grab your optics and let’s go birding!

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