April 27, 2018
Registration: 1 PM - 7:00 PM; Guided Field Trips 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Welcome Reception 7:00 PM
Milford Lake Conference Center at Acorns Resort
3710 Farnum Creek Rd.
Milford, KS 66514
Chuck Otte @ 785.238.4161
Early Registration $150 per person until April 1, 2018; $175 per person after April 1st
Friday - April 27, 2018:
Kansas Birding Festival
Friday, April 27, 2018
Take a birding and wildlife trip you will never forget. Guided birding trips will take you to the Milford wetlands, grasslands, wooded areas, native prairie and timber habitats. Over 300 species of birds can be seen in the Milford Lake area. This area is rich in birding opportunities during the later part of April. Not only are there native birds who inhabit the area year-round, but it is the prime season for birds that migrate. Combine this with Milford Lake, the wetlands, and the native prairie; and you have the best locations in America for bird sightings.
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration at Milford Lake Conference Center, 3710 Farnum Creek Rd., Milford
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Guided Field Trips
7:00 PM Welcome Reception Tom's Taxidermy, 509 Juniper, Wakefield Kansas Wine and Cheese, finger food and snacks, networking, preparation for Saturday's tours
Depending on the weather, night birding may be arranged with guides
Saturday - April 28, 2018
4:30 AM - 6:30 AM Breakfast at the Milford Lake Conference Center at Acorns Resort (included with full registration)
5:00 AM - 11:30 AM Greater Prairie Chicken field trips
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM All other field trips
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch (included with full registration)
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon field trips
7:00 PM Banquet - Milford Lake Conference Center at Acorns Resort (included with full registration). Featured Speaker: Dr. Alice Boyle, Kansas State University will take us to the tropical rain forest for the evening and tell us about the little colorful, dancing birds known as manakins. She will tell us about the manakins' "dating game," and how both the weather and living on a steady diet of fruit affects how they live and die.