The Boston Birding Festival

Coming in the spring of 2024

Interested in being a Festival Presenter?

The Boston Birding Festival is excited to offer a platform to organizations and individual leaders who have something to say about birds, conservation, climate, and environmental justice.

Opportunities to present limited. Selections are made by community volunteers.

We welcome opportunities to collaborate with conservation, climate and environmental justice leaders, birders, thinkers, explorers, and bold new voices.

 Our aim is to inspire a diverse audience with new perspectives, important discoveries and ideas that stir us to action and create collective awe.

We also want to enjoy lots of birds and improve our skills, while also examining the ways we think about birding, birds and the environment.

Starting mid-2023, we will offer a schedule of online and small-group programs, often in collaboration with other organizations.

We seek partners and presenters from many backgrounds including those who may be new to presenting. (We’ll even help new presenters develop a strong talk with great visuals.) We’re especially interested in topics that incorporate biodiversity, conservation, climate, nature education, environmental justice, health, culture, New England, and natural history.

Openings are limited. All selection are made by community volunteers in consultation with our scientific and community advisers. We welcome your questions.

Share your skills, enthusiasm, perspecive expertise.

Complete the form by clicking on the link above. The form asks for basic information and a description of the program you are proposing or suggesting.

If you have any trouble with that link or do not find the form accessible, please feel free to email us at Thank you!

Be aware that we have a skeleton crew at his time. Thanks for understanding—we‘ll be in touch as soon as we can.

By late 2023, we hope  be able to provide additional information about participating. 

We look forward to hearing from you


Trip Leaders

The Festival seeks birders with experience leading trips for 2024 and 2005 events. You may suggest a particular trip in your proposal, but it is not required. We also seek co-leaders with good local knowledge, but may not have significant trip-leading experience. Training will be available.


Festival workshops will focus on skills—birding, photography, recording, technical topics, art, community and individual environmental actions, and related skills. Workshops begin in mid-2023 and include both online and small-group, in-person events. Have an idea? Pitch us!


We will be sponsoring a number of free online talks beginning in 2023. We will also consider proposals for panel discussions. If you’ve always wanted to practice your presentation skills, this a chance to do that


The Festival can help promote books, apps, podcats and films about birds. Let us know what you have in mind. We also offer select photographers and arists to take over our instagram account for a week and show your work. All work is selected by a team of volunteer curators.

Environmental Activism Afternoons

Once every 3 or 4 months, we invite birders and their friends to join us online to learn about a specific conservation, climate or environmental justice challenge in region from local community leaders. And then we take action. Actions can include drafting or gathering names for a petion, brainstorming a letter to editor, sending emails to local conservation leader and asking them to get incolved, doing research, sending postcards,  starting a tweetstorm, sending emails to local leaders, etc. This is hands on practical work done in he company, virtual or IRL, of others. Community leaders who need help—reach out! L

Citizen Science

From bird monitoring to invasive removals to couting penguins in video, citzines have played a role in collecting and analyzing dat crucila to conservation efforts. From iem to time we organize a citizen science event. Join us!