Interested in being a Festival Presenter?

The Boston Birding Festival welcomes inquiries from people who are interested in being part of the Festival’s programs. 

We seek presenters from many different communities, including those who may be new to the festival world. We’re especially interested in perspectives that combine birding with biodiversity, conservation,, climate, environmental justice, and New England natural history themes.

Openings are limited. Proposals must be submitted before February 28, 2023.

Key Roles

Trip Leaders

The Festival skilled birders with experience leading trips. You may suggest a particular trip in your proposal, but it is not required. The team will interview prospective trip leaders who submit successful proposals beginning in March 2023. 

We also seek co-leaders who have local knowledge, but may not have significant trip-leading experience. Training will be provided. 


Festival workshops will focus on birding and related skills. We are open to interesting proposals!


While we have limited speaking spots, we will consider proposals for talks or panels.


Proposals are due before February 28, 2023. The Festival team will review proposals by March 30th. 

Let us know you are interested....

A few days after you submit your inquiry, we will send you a personalized request for more information depending on your area of interest. Please make sure you have added us to your contacts so you don’t miss that email. If you prefer someone to call you, please indicate that in your message and include a phone number.

By late January 2023, we’ll also be able to provide you with more information about participating and answer questions then. We will have updates on dates, stipends, fees expenses, travel, physical requirements, etc. at that time. 

Thanks so much for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.