Located in the picturesque Appalachian mountains and valleys in Fayette County, West Virginia (enter "Fayetteville, WV 25840" on your mapping app or click here). Just a hop-skip-and-a-jump (or within 500 miles) of 66% of the U.S. population and 33% of the Canadian population - we are easy to find... if you know where to look! As the bird flies, follow U.S. Route 19 to the New River Gorge Bridge and you're here. From that vantage point Smithsonian's Aerial America named the area one of the "Top 13 Landscapes of 2013!" Coincidence? We think not. Our beloved deciduous forests provide crucial stopover habitat for migrating birds and birders.
"The NRBNF is all about fun - the fun of seeing great birds, the fun of sharing experiences with wonderful people, and the fun of being hosted by quality folks who care deeply about every person that comes to the festival." - Mark Garland, 2016