We welcome proposals from organizations and individuals— especially from emerging leaders with bold ideas but who have had limited experience and opportunties to present to an audience.
The Festival’s volunteer organizers include professional speech and presentation coaches who can provide support for new presenters.
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 and support are available.
Festival workshops focus on skills—birding, photography, recording, technical topics, art, community and individual environmental actions, and related skills.
Workshops nclude both online and small-group, in-person events. Have an idea? Pitch us!
We will be sponsoring free online talks beginning in 2024. We welcome authors with new books related to birds and the environment. We will also consider proposals for 2025 live presenations panel discussions.
If you’ve always wanted to practice your presentation skills, this a chance to do that. Free professional coaching and support available.
If you are a researcher or organization interested in leading a citizen science project that involves birds, or your work requires field monitoring, please be in touch.
The Festival can help promote apps, podcasts, streaming and and films about birds and the environment.