November 30-December 4, 2023
The festival committee is hard at work on the 2023 schedule and will be posting it in late September. Meanwhile information from the 2022 festival will still be visible. The best way to be informed of the start of registration is to sign up for our mailing list:  festival updates
If any questions, email Thank you!
The NORTH SHORE BIRDING FESTIVAL will be the first weekend in December. We hope you plan to participate in Orange Audubon Society's 8th annual festival.
Participate in field trips on the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore property and other Central Florida sites. Friday and Saturday night keynotes at Wekiwa Springs State Park with catered dinners are followed by owl and woodcock walks. Add to your life list while exploring a unique birding hotspot only 35–45 minutes from Orlando attractions. Photographers  fantastic shots await!
The Lake Apopka North Shore is currently the 2nd top eBird hotspot in Florida (passed recently after Hurricane Ian by Fort DeSoto Park. For comparison of hotspots, see this link). Nearly 370 species of birds have been sighted, more than any inland site in the U.S. including the Everglades. For eBird the festival username is North Shore Birding Festival. We recorded 172 species. 
College students can register for most trips for half price, plus there are limited college student scholarships (to defray cost of travel) – Awarded until funds run out
NEW! Cox Media Group Interview aired October 16, 2022:
Deborah Green, festival committee chair, talking with Beth Perrell
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