Florida’s Chipola Feather Fest April 15-18

Come join us for a 4-day celebration of birds and wildlife in the beautiful Florida Panhandle, home to the world’s largest population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, at Florida’s Chipola Feather Fest on April 15-18, 2016.  The Chipola Feather Fest will provide you with the opportunity to see this iconic species plus many other sought after birds such as Bachman’s Sparrow, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swainson’s Warbler, Least Bittern, Snowy Plover, and Purple Gallinule.We will also provide opportunities for you to enjoy many of the region’s animals such as Gopher Tortoise, Fox Squirrel, American Alligator.

There will be field trips to Apalachicola National Forest, Apalachee Wildlife Management Area, Chipola River Greenway, Florida Caverns State Park and Lake Seminole.

Nationally renowned hummingbird expert Fred Bassett will be our keynote speaker on Friday April 15th.

We are also offering a night drive to Apalachee WMA to search for nightjars and owls with night vision goggles and on Monday April 18th there will be an all-day field trip to one of Florida’s premier migration hotspots, St. George Island State Park. 

This weekend only we are offering a special Valentine’s weekend discount. Save 10% off field trip fees when you register using discount code – lovebirds2016

This discount only applies to field trip fees and expires on February 15th so take advantage and save!

To register or learn more about Chipola Feather Fest 2016 visit the festival website.

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail’s Chipola Feather Fest is brought to you by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Jackson County Tourist Development Council, and Chipola College.