The dramatic-looking Montezuma Quail is one of the species many birders hope to view during each of the birding festivals in Arizona during August.
August birding festivals emphasize early hummingbird migrations in the Midwest, along with a couple of the biggest Arizona birding fests, which also highlight a variety of hummers that are hard to find anywhere else in America. Starting today, the Southwest Wings Birding Festival runs through Saturday in the Sierra Vista area, plus the Southeast Arizona Birding Fest is based in Tucson August 10th to 14th. Other fun birding festivals will take place emphasizing cranes and grebes, along with hummingbirds in Alaska, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and California during August!
Each of August’s birding festivals with a reference link is provided below:
August 3 to 6 – Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival, Sierra Vista, Arizona; see Home | swwings
August 6 – Plumas Audubon’s Grebe Festival, Chester, California; see Plumas Audubon Society - Home
August 6 – Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration, Connersville, Indiana; see Hummingbird Migration Celebration 2022 – Indiana Audubon Society
August 10 to 14 – Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, Tucson, Arizona; see Southeast Arizona Birding Festival | Tucson Audubon Society
August 19 – Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, Fairbanks, Alaska; see https://friendsofcreamersfield.org
August 20 – Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah! Henderson, Minnesota; see Hurrah - Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah