The Virginia Birding Festival will be held from Thursday, May 12 - Saturday, May 14 at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Tidewater, Virginia.
During the festival, visitors can enjoy guided bird walks, owl prowls, refuge bus tours, photography seminars, birding workshops, and other activities.
Free event registration begins in mid-March. To register, call 757-986-3705.
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The refuge consists of over 112,000 acres of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, the largest natural lake in Virginia, is located in the heart of the swamp.
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge refuge headquarters is located at 3100 Desert Road in Suffolk, Virginia, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. The headquarters is closed on weekends and federal holidays, the hiking and biking trails remain open.