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"We have attended several birding festivals in previous years, and we have taken three Road Scholar trips specifically for birding. This festival was the most fun overall that we have attended. It truly did feel like a family reunion--without the obnoxious relatives!" - First Time Visitor

"Welcomes new birders, challenges repeat participants to hear and observe large numbers of neotropical migrators and offers the long-time birder an opportunity to discuss habitats, migratory patterns and bird behavior with renowned experts." - Repeat Visitor

"If you want to start spring off with a bang, make this scene. The festival has no peer when it comes to beauty of the scenery, biological diversity, and quality of the guides and speakers. ... There are NO bad field trips, and whether you attend for part of the week, or the entire week, you'll end up with an impressive species list." - Jim McCormac

"This is a great festival. One of our very favorites. ... Wherever you go, it drips with birds." - Julie Zickefoose

"There are plenty-plenty reasons why I love this annual spring birding bacchanalia: it's run by good buddies of mine, the birding is truly incredible, Swainson's and cerulean warblers, the landscape is breathtaking, it's a small and intimate gathering of the tribe, they let me play music, there are hottubs in the cabins, and it's only a three-hour drive from the Bill of the Birds man cave." - Bill Thompson, III