The 13th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival: May 16 - 18

The 13th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival includes 3 days of birding and nature activities on Wisconsin’s south shore of Lake Superior at the peak of spring migration. The Chequamegon Bay area is a popular birding destination, with a variety of habitat types and more than 300 bird species.

The event includes over 100 field trips and programs on all things nature, such as birds, butterflies, wildflowers, snails, spiders, elk, frogs, fish, and mushrooms. Birders and nature lovers of all skills and ages will find a wealth of choices at this year's festival, including guided field trips, hikes and canoe trips, and hands-on workshops.

The bird fest has renowned speakers and trip leaders who love sharing their passion for the natural world, including Ruth Oppedahl (Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin), Adrian Wydeven (Timber Wolf Alliance), Tracy Hames (Wisconsin Wetlands Association), and local birding experts Ryan Brady, Nick Anich, Tim Oksiuta, Dick Verch, David Bratley, and more — and The Birdchick as keynote speaker.

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Visit their website or contact the Ashland Chamber for an event booklet containing information, and field-trip/workshop registration details. 2019 Registration will open on Tuesday, March 26 at 10am.

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, Ashland, WI 54806


Photos from various Festival sites and previous years Ashland Daily press articles.