A Celebration of Swans, Yukon Territory

Yukon's premier bird festival, A Celebration of Swans, brings residents and visitors alike out to great swan viewing areas to welcome spring to the north, arriving on the wings of the Trumpeter Swans.

Throughout April and early May visitors flock to open water making A Celebration of Swans the largest birding event in Yukon. Approximately 10% of Yukoners join in activities or visit Swan Haven each year.

Tawas Point Birding Festival, Michigan

"The Biggest Little Birding Festival in the Midwest"

Come to Michigan's Sunrise Coast in May to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend presentations on the latest birding topics, hone your birding skills, and learn about avian conservation work in Michigan.

The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon signature event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon. Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region.

Festival of Birds, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

The Detroit Lakes area is in the heart of a transition zone of tall grass prairie, northern hardwood and conifer forest ecosystems. Serious birders flock here each spring for the annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds. The Festival of Birds is held in May.

CA Swan Festival, Marysville, California

This three day birding festival in November is an experience for swan lovers. It's free to see these graceful birds any time. During the festival there are special opportunities to view them alongside experts in the field who offer additional insights and learning. The festival isn't limited strictly to swan viewing, however. You will see many other birds and Pacific Flyway habitats that play host to over one million waterfowl!

Photograph by Mary Gray