The festival will be December 1-5, 2022
The festival committee is hard at work setting up five days of great field trips. Sign up for festival updates at this link to be notified when registration opens (in early October).
If you are from out-of-town, see the Locations and Lodgings tab.
The NORTH SHORE BIRDING FESTIVAL on Lake Apopka in Central Florida is for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from expert birding guides. Add to your life list while exploring a unique birding hotspot only 35–45 minutes from Orlando attractions. 
The Lake Apopka North Shore has been designated an American Bird Conservancy 
Globally Important Bird Area, a National Audubon Society State Important Bird Area, 
an Audubon Florida Special Place, and is on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. 
On eBird, the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s online program in which birders record their sightings, the Lake Apopka North Shore is the top eBird hotspot in Florida (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. 
The seventh annual festival, sponsored by Orange Audubon Society, starts Thursday morning, December 1st, with several field trips and a free online opening keynote. On Friday, December 2nd, through Monday, December 5th, participate in field trips on the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore property and other Central Florida sites. Keynotes at Wekiwa Springs State Park with catered dinners lead in to evening owl and woodcock walks and a star walk 
To see  festival schedule, speaker and leader biographies, and locations and lodging, click the menu (3 bars on cell phone)   
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NORTH SHORE BIRDING FESTIVAL – Facebook page  – Please LIKE it.
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 
NSBF T-shirts and caps now for sale
For photos of the fantastic birds  and other wildlife of the Lake Apopka North Shore, visit the
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Facebook Page 
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