Join Us as We Bird the Verde

Bringing the Verde Valley to You

Enjoy the Virtual Bird Festival, featuring an array of offerings from birding professionals of all plumages. If you’re in Arizona, join us for size-limited, in-person guided birding tours led by experienced guides in beautiful and diverse habitats across Arizona. Check back for an updated list of 2021 Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival presentations, activities, and guided tour sites.

COVID Safety Information

In the interest of protecting our community, the majority of events for the 2021 Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival will be held virtually.

For our in-person guided birding tours, group sizes will be extremely limited. Masks will be required at all times. Participants must drive themselves to tour locations, bring their own gear and optics, and maintain social distance when possible while on tours.

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe by attending this year’s Virtual Festival and adhering to COVID safety protocols!

2021 Festival Information

Presentations, Tours, and More!

Purchase a Virtual Pass to enjoy virtual presentations, Armchair Birding, live Q&As with birding professionals, opportunities to connect with other birders from across the country, and more. 

Presentation topics include: Verde River Ecology and Biogeography, Birding Basics, Eating Wild Plants, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Backyard Birding in Northern Arizona, Tour of the Birds of the Verde Valley, Odd Woodpecker Behavior of Northern Arizona, Greenhouse Tour, Mammals of the Verde Valley, Bird Call Quizzes, and more!  All virtual material will be accessible for 1 week after the close of the event to view at your convenience.

Join us for in-person guided birding tours! To ensure the safety of all participants, COVID safety precautions will be mandatory.

In-Person Guided Birding Tour Locations: Across the Verde Valley, Prescott, and Flagstaff


Coming from out-of-town for in-person guided birding tours?

While this year’s VVBNF is a virtual event, we are excited to offer size-limited, COVID-safe in-person guided birding tours. If you plan on coming from out-of-state to attend our guided birding tours, accommodations may be available with our Verde Conservation Partners:

Ocotillo House airBnB

The Pines Motel

Camping at Dead Horse Ranch State Park

In past years, many festival-goers have chosen to camp at Dead Horse Ranch State Park during the VVBNF. If you’re interested in camping at DHRSP, please check for availability with the park in advance of your stay, and also immediately upon your arrival. Camping fees are paid directly to the park. Please check with the park for current fee information. Camp sites include a table and grill. Water and showers are available. Campsites can be reserved online or by calling the reservation call center. The park also has cabins to rent within a short walk to the River Day Use area. These must be reserved in advance.

Call the park at 520-586-2283 for COVID status, cost, availability, and reservations.

To contact the park for other information please call 928-634-5283.

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