Chipola Feather Fest

February 12, 2016

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am – April 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join in 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. 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.

The festival 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 the keynote speaker on Friday April 15th.

The festival is 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.

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

To find out how much it costs to participate in feather fest please click on the fees tab. For detailed descriptions of what field trips, workshops and keynote are being offered at feather fest please click on the schedule of events tab. If you are having difficulty finding out information on our website please contact the festival coordinator Andy Wraithmell at (850) 488-9453

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.