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Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Association

P.O. Box 74, Mims, Florida 32754

January 22nd -26th, 2025


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    2025 Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival

    Welcome or welcome back to the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival (SCBWF)! For decades the Space Coast has been bringing together the curious amateur with the nation’s most expert birders for five days of fun and camaraderie.

    If you are new to Florida and curious for a way to safely learn about the natural side of the state, SCBWF offers the ways to see different Florida environs. And you’ll have the fun of meeting other birders and naturalists from across the state!

    Join us as we celebrate the 26th Space Coast and Birding Wildlife Festival. This year’s official festival bird is the American Flamingo. Following Hurricane Idalia in late August 2023, flamingos were flung throughout the east. Starting in December 2023, 4 flamingos have been seen near Haulover Canal within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. This spring others seem to have joined them, the most seen at any one time being 12. We cannot be sure they will stay for the festival, but we are hoping.

    This site will be continually updated as speakers, field trips, photographers, sponsors, and exhibitors are finalized.  Please be sure to enter your email address so you are kept informed as planning progresses. Come join us!